Thursday, June 18, 2009

summer strawberry pie

nothing says summer like this dessert! sweet strawberries on top of a layer of cream cheese goodness make this hands down my favorite after dinner summertime treat.

I N G R E D I E N T S :

1 deep dish single pie crust
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
8 cups fresh strawberries, diced
3 ounces of cream cheese, softened

for whipped cream...

1/2 pint whipping cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. sugar
garnish: peppermint sprig

D I R E C T I O N S :

cook pie crust according to directions. set aside to cool.

combine 3/4 cup sugar, water, cornstarch, and strawberries. cook on medium heat until mixture starts to bubble, then reduce to a medium-low simmer and stir frequently until thickened, about 10 minutes. remove from heat.

spread cream cheese over the base of the cooked pie crust. pour strawberry filling over cream cheese. cool for a few hours in the refrigerator.

for whipped cream...

pour whipping cream into a mixer and whip at medium speed. add vanilla extract and teaspoon of sugar. whip, gradually adjusting to a higer speed until soft peaks form. do not over beat! serve with pie.


Travis and Amber said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I never got the recipe when you brought it over two years ago!!

Audrey said...

Nancy, did you make the pie in the photo? It's beautiful! Very impressed. Can't wait to try this one!

Nancy said...

amber,i have meant to give you this recipe many times-i'm sorry you didn't get it until now!!

audrey, thanks!! yes, i made it this morning. you should try it for sure :)

MLS said...

Oh my goodness...totally making this! Between your blog and Audrey's, I have been treating my family to some really delicious meals!!


Kelly Tarr said...

nancy, do you know about how many pints 8c of strawberries is? this looks wonderful!

Foofie said...

I stumbled upon your blog. It's great! This pie in particular looks divine! We wen t strawberry picking a few weeks ago and walked away with 25 lbs... This pie might be the perfect solution to all the strawberries we have frozen. Hope you all are well! I look forward to seeing more of what's going on in your kitchen!