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Every year when we go strawberry picking, we come home and make our favorite Strawberry Cream Pie. It’s become a tradition and a family favorite dessert we look forward to all year long.
Who doesn’t love fresh berries from the strawberry patch, especially when you have the satisfaction of picking them yourself, then coming home to make them into a strawberry cream pie? It’s the absolute best!
I have 3 boys who are all about the strawberries. If we bring strawberries home, I can barely get a Strawberry Shortcake or a quick batch of homemade strawberry jam in edgewise before the berries are all eaten up.
This strawberry pie is one of the first things we make every single year with our berry haul. It really doesn’t take a lot of berries; though I’ll admit, I do like to pile them on.
Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to make this easy dessert. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill so all the juices have time to seep into the creamy filling and down into the crust, making it even more delicious than ever.
The creamy filling in this strawberry pie recipe is just a simple, 3-ingredient, cream cheese filling; but it’s oh so good, especially when you pair the creamy filling with the berries and the pie crust.
Tips for how to make a strawberry cream pie:
Gather together your ingredients… You’ll need a pie crust (<- click the link for one of my favorite pie crust recipes), fresh strawberries, pure cane sugar, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whole milk. That’s it, easy peasy.
- Wash and slice the berries.
- Mix them together with 3 tablespoons of sugar to help the strawberries form a little juice.
- Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk.
- Using a spatula, spread the creamy filling in the pie crust.
- Top with the berries; you can put as few or as many as you like. We prefer to pile a strawberry cream cheese pie high with berries.
Chill the pie in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours. We think this strawberry pie tastes even better the next day, so if you’re able to chill it overnight, go for it.
Looking for more fruit pie recipes, including another recipe for strawberry pie?
- Easiest Strawberry Pie You’ll Ever Make
- Creamy No Bake Blueberry Dessert
- Apple Crumb Pie
- The Best Peach Cobbler Ever
- Blackberry Pie in a Jar
- Dark Cherry Cobbler
And in case you’d like a super easy pie crust, you may enjoy my Easy Shortcut No-Roll Pie Crust.
Tools you may need to make strawberry pie:
Spatula – You know I can’t cook or bake without my trusty spatulas. A spatula is the perfect tool to spread the creamy filling into the pie crust.
Over-the-Sink Colander – This comes in handy for rinsing the berries after you’ve washed/soaked them.
Paring Knife – Yet another one of those handy kitchen tools I couldn’t live without, perfect for slicing the berries.
Mixing Bowl – You’ll need a bowl for both the strawberries and one for your pie filling. Of course, I love my batter bowl and use it for just about every recipe.
Mixer – A hand mixer makes quick work of mixing up the pie filling.
Pie Plate – Definitely needed to make a pie, and it’s even better when it’s pretty.
Want to see how to actually make the pie? Watch our recipe video!
Scrumptious Strawberry Cream Pie
Every year when we go strawberry picking, we come home and make our favorite Strawberry Cream Pie. It's become a tradition and a family favorite dessert we look forward to all year long.
Wash and slice the berries.
Mix together the berries with 3 tablespoons of sugar to help them form a little juice.
Mix together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and milk.
Using a spatula, spread the creamy filling in the pie crust.
Top with the berries; you can put as few or as many as you like. We prefer to pile it high with berries.
Chill the pie in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours, or even overnight for better results.
Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Update Notes: This recipe was originally published on May 8, 2017, but was re-published with bigger photos and more details in May of 2018.