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Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
5 tablespoons butter, melted
(or purchase a graham cracker crust...)

5-6 cups quartered strawberries, stems removed divided
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp lemon juice

8 oz cream cheese softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream


Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a medium mixing bowl.
Mix until it forms a buttery, crumbly texture. Press the crust mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9" pie plate.
Place in the oven to bake for 6-8 minutes, or until lightly browned
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Set the pie crust aside to cool while preparing the filling.

In small saucepan, combine 2 cups strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice over medium-low heat.
Stir frequently until strawberries release their juices. Use a potato masher to crush the strawberries until mostly liquid (it's fine if small pieces are remaining).
Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil (still stirring constantly) for 1 minutes and remove from heat, place in new heat proof container to cool faster. Set aside while you prepare your cream cheese layer.

In a medium-sized bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.
In a separate, clean bowl, beat 1 cup heavy cream to stiff peaks. Fold into cream cheese mixture -- the resulting mixture will be thick and fluffy. Spread evenly into prepared graham cracker crust and place in refrigerator while your strawberry mixture continues to cool. Once strawberry mixture has cooled completely, add remaining strawberries and stir well. Pour over cream cheese layer, piling/mounding strawberries towards the center.
Return to refrigerator and allow to set at least 4 hours (preferably overnight) before slicing and serving.

Source URL: https://sugarspunrun.com/strawberry-cream-cheese-pie/ and graham cracker crust from: https://whitneybond.com/whats-for-dessert-strawberry-mini-pies/

Submitted by: Pete on June 10, 2022, 4:14 pm

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