There isn’t a dessert out there more ready for summer than this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie. It’s the beloved treat of berries and cream transformed into an elegant dessert. It has a luscious, thick, rich cheesecake-like filling, topped with jammy, bright, ruby-red strawberries, all supported by a crumbly, buttery graham cracker crust. It’s refreshing, enticing, and delightful; ready to help you beat the heat! Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie embodies all the joys of the season in pie form!

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Ingredients

For the strawberry topping:

  • 5 cups fresh strawberries, tops cut off and sliced into quarters, divided, plus more, to taste, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

For the pie:

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
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Directions

Step 1 –In a small saucepan, add 2 cups of the strawberries, the sugar, the cornstarch, and the lemon juice.

Step 2 –Place the saucepan over medium-low heat and cook, stirring, until the strawberries start to release their juices, about 5 minutes.

Step 3 –Mash the strawberries with a spoon or a masher.

Step 4 –Increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 5 –Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute, stirring consistently to ensure it does not burn.

Step 6 –Transfer the saucepan from the heat and allow the strawberries to cool.

Step 7 –In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and beat until it is smooth.

Step 8 –Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract and mix until smooth.

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Step 9 –In a separate bowl, add the heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form.

Step 10 –Gently fold the heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully-combined.

Step 11 –Pour the cream cheese filling into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

Step 12 –Pour the remaining 3 cups of the strawberries into the cooked strawberry mixture, mixing until the strawberries are fully coated.

Step 13 –Pour the strawberry mixture over the cream cheese filling, spreading it out evenly.

Step 14 –Cover the pie and refrigerate until it is fully set, at least 4 hours.

Step 15 –Slice and serve topped with the extra fresh strawberries.