Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie…a little taste of family

This is my family recipe for strawberry cream cheese pie. I think it’s my grandma who brought it to the family. I imagine it’s something from her childhood. It’s certainly a taste of my childhood and the family trips to visit my grandparents and aunts and uncles during summer vacation. My grandma would make many of these pies while we visited and it hit the spot on a warm summer evening.

Ingredients:

One pie crust, preferably handmade

8 oz cream cheese

1 lb strawberries, roughly

For the sauce:

3-4 more strawberries, chopped small

1/2 c sugar

2 T water

Directions:

1) Make/buy pie a pie crust. If you have a lot of people to feed, I suggest making this in a large tart pan. Use a fork and poke holes in the bottom so it won’t bubble too much and bake at about 350 for 20 or 30 minutes, until just starting to turn golden brown. Let cool completely

2) Let the cream cheese come to room temperature and spread it in the bottom of the pie.

3) Cut the tops of the strawberries and place in the cream cheese all pointing up. Or if you have a large pan, cut the strawberries in half and lay them in a pretty pattern in the cream cheese, cut side down. Make sure everything is close together, it can be a bit of a puzzle.

4) For the sauce, put the chopped strawberries, sugar, and water in a pan and cook over medium heat. Let it come to a bubble and reduce for a few minutes, until the strawberries start to wilt. If the syrup seems too thick, add a little more water. Pour the syrup evenly over the pie, and enjoy!

Photos by bhbryant.

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Published in: on June 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. Thanks so much for checking out my blog! I have to say that this pie sounds so tasty! Looks beautiful too!

  2. Wow…your pie looks so delicious…I should try this one. Thanks for sharing.


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