It’s almost strawberry season! I love this time of year because I love strawberries! One of my favorite things to do with strawberries, besides eat them, is to make freezer jam. You can learn to do that easily too by reading this post. But my second favorite thing to do with strawberries is make a fresh strawberry pie. And it’s easy!
BEST STRAWBERRY PIE
- 1 pie crust, baked
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 qt. strawberries, washed, hulled, and cut into quarters, divided
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbs cornstarch
- ¾ cup cold water or gingerale
Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread onto the bottom and sides of the cooled pie crust. Arrange ¾ of the strawberries into pie crust on top of cream cheese to form an even mound. Mash together the remaining strawberries, either by hand or in a food processor. Mix with sugar. Cook over medium high heat until almost boiling. Mix together water and cornstarch and add to strawberries. Cook until bubbly. Pour over strawberries in crust. Refrigerate until set. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
The cream cheese combo that you spread on the crust will help keep the crust from getting soggy. If you’re looking for a great pie crust recipe, try Janae’s. Serve this for Easter dinner, or any dinner for that matter, and you’ll find yourself Queen of the year! At least until the next night when everyone is begging you to make it again!