Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cream Cheese & Strawberry Pie

This recipe was found on pinterest and adapted from HERE

- 2 8oz blocks of cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2/3 cups sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 carton strawberries, sliced into thirds or halves
-Graham crackers (1 sleeve)
-5tbsp butter

Start with the Crust
You can buy an already made graham Cracker crust but lets 
be honest it is so easy and taste better homemade :)
- 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs- This is about 9 full crackers
- 5 tbsp butter, melted

   just throw them in a gallon bag, zip, and crush with a rolling pin
Put it a bowl and add the butter 
mix until a crumbly, moist mixture forms 

  Gently but firmly press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom/sides of a pie dish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
** This is the only baking that you need to do for this recipe, so don’t forget to turn the oven off!

 In a medium bowl, use an electric mixture to beat your cream until it holds firm peaks
Set aside

  In a separate, larger bowl, mix cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until smooth and creamy
 Fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into your cream cheese mixture to lighten it, 
then add the rest
 Gently fold until evenly incorporated and smooth
 Spoon filling into your cooled pie crust, and spread it out in an even layer.

 Once you have the filling in the pie crust 
it is time to clean off the beaters, bowl and spoons :)
This is the way I clean the spoons and bowl

 Next you are going to want to slice your strawberries in thirds 
or if they are huge like mine were in quarters 

 Layer sliced strawberries in an overlapping rows around the top of the cream

 Stick the pie in the fridge for a few hours to allow the creamy filling to firm up
  Slice and serve immediately

ENJOY! it is so easy and so yummy
It would be perfect to bring to a summer BBQ 
I was even thinking of making the same thing 
doubling the recipe, putting it in a 9X13 pan
and using strawberries and blueberries to make it into a flag 
for a perfect 4th of July cool and delicious dessert 

Thank you for your support, reading and following me :)

1 comment:

  1. That looks delicious! I love to clean my beaters like that too.;)



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