Strawberry Pie has a perfectly buttery crust and is loaded with juicy and fresh strawberries. It has the best combination of sweetness and sourness in a decadent dessert!
Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie
Strawberry Pie is a great dessert all-year around, but especially great during summer since the fruit is in season. Though you can find strawberries in marketplaces and groceries all the time, you can be sure that during summer, you will have the freshest ones available.
We will share with you how to prepare this dish from scratch. Starting from the homemade filling to the homemade pie crust. Even beginning chefs can make this pastry as it’s quite simple and easy to follow.
And besides, anything homemade is better in terms of cost and quality. Make the most out of the fruit this summer. Once you try it, you will never go for the store-bought version again!
How do you make Strawberry Pie Filling?
We already have the homemade recipe for it, and you can check it out in this link. It is a great easy to follow recipe where you can make the filling from the sweetest berries and jello without breaking the bank with this recipe.
How do you make a homemade pie crust?
- Blend: In a food processor, combine flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon with butter and shortening. These will create crumbs and then, add water.
- Shape: The resulting dough will need to be shaped into a ball and refrigerated for at least 3 hours to overnight.
- Roll: On a flat surface, put a waxed paper and lightly dust off with flour. Then, roll out the dough to fit a 9-inch plate.
- Press: Put the flattened dough in the pie plate and press evenly at the sides.
How do you make a cheesecake strawberry pie?
- Once you have prepared the crust as described above, you can then add the cheesecake layer and then, top it with the filling. To make the cheesecake layer, simply combine the cream cheese, flour, and sugar until fluffy.
- Then, add the egg, vanilla, and cream and continue mixing until creamy. Use an electric mixer for this.
- Put this cheesecake layer on the prepared crust, and then, bake for 30 minutes (preheated at 350 degrees). After baking, refrigerate this for at least two hours before topping it off with the homemade filling. Then, serve with some whipped cream on top!
How much does a quart of strawberries weigh?
One quart of strawberries may range from 1.5 lbs to 2.3 lbs depending on the size. The smaller the size is, the more berries will fit in one quart whereas the bigger ones will leave more space in between.
Should homemade strawberry pie be refrigerated?
Generally, it can stay good for up to two days even when stored at room temperature. But, if it is a cream pie, the answer is a resounding yes.
If there is any leftover (which I doubt), refrigerate the freshly baked pie for 4 to 5 days. Just make sure that the whole thing is covered loosely with an aluminum foil.
How do you make a no-bake strawberry pie?
Use a store-bought or homemade graham cracker crust for the crust part. Skip the eggs in the cheesecake layer, and refrigerate it for a few hours after adding it to the crust. Afterward, you can top it with the strawberry filling and refrigerate again until ready to serve.
Can you make a strawberry pie in advance?
Sure, you can. It can come in handy when there are surprise visitors, or, on days that you are craving for it. Also, it has a robust shelf life so you can make this in advance.
However, if possible, refrigerate this without the filling. Then, just put the filling once ready to serve.
How to slice a pie correctly?
With a serrated knife, press on it to cut. Then, follow the lines with a small paring knife. Next, use a pie server to serve.
If it is a cream pie, wipe the knife clean after each cut.
Can you freeze a strawberry pie?
Yes! Just tightly wrap with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and put in the freezer. Properly stored, it can last for at least six months.
More homemade pie recipes:
- For best results, refrigerate it prior to slicing. A slightly frozen one is easier to cut.
- If needed, substitute the cream cheese with yogurt or cottage cheese that has been pureed.
- Also, you can use fresh strawberries instead of a cheesecake layer. On the crust, put whole berries upside down then, cover with glaze and top with whipped cream. To make the glaze, cook together a cup of pureed strawberry, water, cornstarch, and sugar. Serve this cold.
Strawberry Pie with Cheesecake Layer
Pie Crust or use store-bought:
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cold butter (unsalted and diced)
- 1/4 cup cold shortening (diced)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 4 tablespoons cold water
- 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Strawberry Pie Filling or use store-bought:
- 3 cups Strawberry Pie Filling
- Whipped Cream (for serving)
- Add flour, salt, sugar, cinnamon to a food processor. Add butter and shortening and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add the water and pulsate to combine.
- The dough can also be made in a large bowl, using a pastry blender or your fingers.
- Shape the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
- When ready to use, place waxed paper on a flat surface and lightly dust with flour.
- Roll one dough ball out to fit a 9-inch pie plate.
- Transfer crust to the pie plate and press evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie dish.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before you begin.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, flour, and sugar until light and fluffy on medium-low speed.
- Add the rest of the ingredients from the "Cheesecake Layer" list and continue beating until well combined and creamy. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula.
- Add the cheesecake batter to the prepared bottom of the prepared crust. Level the top with a spatula.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until cheesecake layer is just slightly jiggly in the center.
- Remove from the oven and cool completely.
- Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before adding the strawberry pie filling.
Strawberry Pie Filling:
- Use my recipe for homemade Strawberry Pie Filling or use the canned store-bought stuff.
- Level the top with a spatula and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.
- Serve with whipped cream.