Strawberry Cream Pie

Today is the day!  We close on our new house and officially become residents of Pennsylvania.  It’s both exciting and terrifying because there is so much work left to do on our home before we will be fully settled.  Luckily, Jake’s mom is a professional landscaper/workhorse and we can draw her into our lair with a cute toddler.  So, the plan is to get her here and then hide her car keys until we are the pride of the neighborhood.  Smart, yes?  If you are in the Pittsburgh area and will work for strawberry pie, give me a ring!

I was assigned Angel’s Homestead for the Secret Recipe Club this month and was reminded why the monthly swap is so fun: you get the chance to explore a whole new blog and find something new and exciting to make.  Of course, since it’s summer, I knew I had to do something using produce.  And it had to be easy since I’m still in the apartment for one more night (so I bought the crust for this round).  Well, this creamy, fruity pie is REALLY perfect because you don’t even have to cook it.  Please try this recipe before the summer is over.  It’s magical.

Strawberry Cream Pie

1- 9 inch graham cracker crust (either buy one or make this easy one)

Cream Layer
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. whipping cream

Strawberry Layer
2 cups strawberries, sliced or diced

Strawberry Glaze
1 cup strawberries, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. Arrowroot Powder

For the Strawberry Glaze:
Put the mashed strawberries, sugar and arrowroot powder into a medium saucepan, and heat over medium heat till mixture turns to a clear, bright red (about 5 minutes). Let cool slightly.

Cream Layer:
Place the cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the lemon juice and whipping cream and beat until smooth.  Mix in 1 tablespoon of the strawberry glaze.  Scoop into pre-baked pie shell, and smooth down with a spoon.

Strawberry Layer:
Place strawberries on top of the pie, and then brush on the remaining strawberry glaze (you don’t have to use it all). Place the pie in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Source: adapted from Angel’s Homestead

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  1. What a stunning pie!

  2. wow, your pictures look absolutely gorgeous!! I love strawberry cream pie and it sounds like yours that you tried was fabulous, yummy :)

  3. What gorgeous pictures!!! Love that this is a no bake pie…perfect for these hot humid summer days! Great SRC pick…

  4. I love strawberries and this looks amazing!! Perfect for summer.

  5. Yum! I am always buying strawberries, and then not using them all fast enough. I’m adding this one to my file.

  6. STUNNING looking pie and GOOD LUCK in your new home! GREAT SCR post! Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Group D

  7. Congrats on your new home, wishing you many years of happiness and joy and wonderful food like you delicious looking pie…yum!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my group “A” SRC entry: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  8. I love that this is no bake!!! And the cream cheese layer hidden under the strawberries sounds great!!!! Fantastic pictures!

  9. Fabulous SRC choice! I adore strawberry pies….and yours came out just beautiful!

    Congrats on your new house and adventure ahead of you!

  10. Congrats on the new house!

    Your SRC pick this month looks and sounds divine! I adore strawberries and cream! Nice job!

  11. It’s the perfect summer dessert – strawberry and no-baking involved! Love it :)

  12. I love strawberry pie, and your photos look good enough to eat! Yum!

  13. Oh my this does look magical! I need to find a reason to make this before summer is gone!

  14. WOW, that pie looks incredible and so easy to put together, perfection! I love being a new member of SRC, look forward to sharing in the coming months!

  15. Congratulations on owning a house!!! :) And brilliant idea on having your mom help, too! I have moved twice in the last year, the first time my mom helped and it was AWESOME! The second time was terrible and I have vowed never to move without a toddler-wrangler ever again, haha. And you will soon be the envy of the neighborhood with this delicious pie, no matter what the house looks like! :)

  16. I want a piece of this, it looks so wonderful! Your photos are gorgeous and that recipe sounds heavenly! Perfect pick for this month’s SRC.

  17. Oh my! This looks amazing! I love how easily it could be converted to gluten free!

  18. mmmm mmmm! strawberry no cook pie? heck yeah! and it has cream cheese. on it.
    also, congrats on the move! i’m about to move across the country from vancouver island to toronto – so i can empathize with the trauma (excitement) of it all. good luck in your new home!

    happy belated SRC reveal day!

  19. Yummy! Sounds really good!

  20. This looks like a dream pie!

  21. That looks AMAZING sounds sounds even better!!!

  22. Wow! Totally making that! I think I will be getting most of my dinner ideas from you! Love it :)

  23. Just discovered SITS and as a result just discovered you! Love this pie–pinned it for next spring.

  24. Wow! This looks delicious, can not wait to make it. Thanks


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