Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fresh Strawberry Cream Pie

This pie knows how to make an appearance!

When I need something extra special to take to a fun get-together, this is the recipe I like to make.  This pie looks and tastes fabulous.  It pleased even those ladies who don't like pies.  Really, how do you not like pie?  Anyway, it was "gobbled" up in minutes!  I never saw a pie disappear so fast.

It's so simple to put together and if pie crust isn't your thing, just substitute it with a graham cracker or cookie crust.  It will still taste great and look give a beautiful presentation.


1 9" pie crust (may be homemade or store-bought)
Bake as directed; let cool before filling.

2 (16oz.) containers fresh strawberries
While crust is baking, wash strawberries, let drain; hull and slice.

Cream Cheese Layer:
1 (8oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-1 1/2 Tbsp. milk

Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. 

In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in sugar and vanilla.
Fold cream cheese mixture into the beaten heavy whipped cream. until evenly combined;
spoon into cooled pie crust.

1 cup water
1 cup white granulated sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 (3oz.) box strawberry gelatin

In a medium saucepan, whisk the water, sugar, corn starch, and salt; bring to a boil and continue stirring until thickened.   About 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and whisk in strawberry gelatin.

Add the sliced strawberries and stir gently until all are coated with the glaze.  Gently pour onto cream cheese filling.

For Drizzling:
1 Tbsp. shortening
½ cup milk chocolate chips
Melt 1 Tbsp. shortening and ½ cup chocolate chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.  Drizzle over strawberries.  Refrigerate until set; and keep leftovers in the fridge.  (If you have any!)
I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.  -Psalm 3:5-6

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