My mom used to make this for our family back in '72. I totally loved it then as I do now! Very quick and easy to make. My mom used to make homemade crust but I always have trouble with mine and I recently found Keebler® ready made shortbread pie crusts!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon heavy cream together in a bowl. Spread into bottom of pie crust. Arrange about 2 cups quartered strawberries onto cream cheese layer.

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  • Mix 2 cups mashed strawberries, 1 cup sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan; cook over medium heat until slightly reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Pour cooled strawberry mixture over strawberry layer in pie crust. Chill in refrigerator until set, 2 hours.

  • Beat 1 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Spread over cooled pie.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; 21.9 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 156 mg sodium. 52.9 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
I made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012. For the shortbread crust I mixed 1/2 cup of softened butter with 1 Cup flour and 1/4 powdered sugar until it was crumbly then patted it into a tart pan. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350. The cream cheese layer needed a little sweetening - I would add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar to it. As for the glaze I didn't want it chunky so a used a hand held blender to puree the strawberries in the pan - it was still to chunky so I ran the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and the glaze was perfect and glossy. I will make this again - it is beautiful. Read More
(16)
11 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
I made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012. For the shortbread crust I mixed 1/2 cup of softened butter with 1 Cup flour and 1/4 powdered sugar until it was crumbly then patted it into a tart pan. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350. The cream cheese layer needed a little sweetening - I would add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar to it. As for the glaze I didn't want it chunky so a used a hand held blender to puree the strawberries in the pan - it was still to chunky so I ran the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and the glaze was perfect and glossy. I will make this again - it is beautiful. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2012
I made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012. For the shortbread crust I mixed 1/2 cup of softened butter with 1 Cup flour and 1/4 powdered sugar until it was crumbly then patted it into a tart pan. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350. The cream cheese layer needed a little sweetening - I would add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar to it. As for the glaze I didn't want it chunky so a used a hand held blender to puree the strawberries in the pan - it was still to chunky so I ran the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and the glaze was perfect and glossy. I will make this again - it is beautiful. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2012
Hi! This is like my mom's recipe from '70s. The mashed mixture of cooked strawberries isn't suppose to be smooth. This is different from the packaged strawberry glazes that you can buy. A little more rustic I guess. After the glaze is cooked it will look like strawberry jam. Hope everyone enjoys this pie because I sure do! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2012
I loved this and it was a big hit after a summer bbq! I followed the review that suggested adding icing sugar to the cream cheese - added about 1/3 of a cup. Also used sugar cookie dough to create the crust. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2012
My husband has fond memories of this pie from a previous neighbour. I had to make some changes for my family's preferences though. I live in Canada I couldn't find a premade shortbread crust I used the Joy of Baking's recipe for it. I don't have a tart pan I used my 9 inch springform instead. My son doesn't eat cream cheese I used President's Choice Dark Chocolate sauce instead. I had to add about 3/4 cup of water to the strawberry sauce it was way too thick I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup which was good for us I used my immersion blender to puree. Next time I will use 1 tbsp cornstarch and sieve the sauce as Baking Nana did for a nicer presentation. It was enjoyed by all but I didn't like the cloudiness of the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2018
I love this recipe! I used to make it from a Pies Recipe book from WAY back but I can t find the book after our major renovation. One thing we love about this pie is the chunky glaze- (make sure to boil it until it turns from cloudy to clear and add water if it s too thick) and the plain unsweetened cream cheese base which keeps this a mildly sweet dessert! Another variation that s even better than the strawberry version is made exactly the same way but with blueberries. (Purée the sauce with an immersion blender). And I just make a regular tender flake pie crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2014
OMG this is so good. Exactly what I was looking for. I only changed one thing and that was to add 1/3 c powered sugar to the cream cheese as someone else suggested. It was perfect with fresh strawberries. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2018
I first made this pie in 1972. It was a big hit every time I made it. I somehow lost the recipe and just recently found it on All recipes. It is a so good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2017
This pie tasted really good but I had trouble with the cooked strawberries setting. I may not of cooked it long enough so make sure that if you make it that you cook it long enough so that it gets thick. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2017
This was delicious and SO EASY to make!! Thumbs up. Read More