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Strawberries and Cream Pie
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Strawberries And Cream Pie

Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberries-and-cream-cheese-pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill time 2 hours
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 397kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 9 inch deep dish pie crust baked and cooled
  • 2 quart fresh strawberries divided
  • ⅔-3/4 cup granulated sugar See Cook’s note
  • ½ cup water plus 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp pure almond extract
  • Few drops red food coloring
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Sweetened fresh whipped cream for serving

Instructions

  • Rinse and hull the strawberries. In a food processor, puree enough strawberries to equal 1 cup and halve the rest. Set aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan, cook together the granulated sugar, water and pureed strawberries. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved. Lower the temperature to medium-high.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch in 2 Tbsp cold water, a little more if needed, and whisk into the strawberry sauce. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened. Once thickened, remove from the heat and stir in ¼ tsp almond extract then set aside to cool.
  • Adjust the color by adding a few drops of red food coloring, if desired.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, lemon juice and vanilla until fully combined. Spread onto the bottom of the cooled pie shell.
  • Arrange the halved berries in rows starting at the center of the pie. Pour the glaze on top. Chill for at least 2-3 hours or until set.
  • Serve with whipped cream.

Notes

The amount of sugar in the glaze can be adjusted according to the sweetness of the strawberries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 397mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 140mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg