EASY STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

Teresa G.

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@BlueGinghamApron

This is a really easy, yet very delicious pie. It's sure to impress your family and your guests. It has a sweet and tart strawberry layer on top of a smooth, lightly sweetened cream cheese layer, with a hint of lemon, in a crunchy graham cracker crust. So pretty and so yummy! (NOTE: Use only frozen berries for best results.)


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

20 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1
graham cracker pie crust
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature (1/2 brick)
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
whipped topping, thawed (!/2 tub)
1/2 tsp
lemon juice (bottled is ok)
1 - 3 oz. pkg
strawberry flavored gelatin
1 c
water, boiling
10 to 12 oz
frozen strawberries (sliced or halved makes for easier slicing, but i usually use small whole berries)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Remove cover from graham cracker crust; wash cover in warm soap water; dry cover and set aside.
2
In a mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat together 4 ounces softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes.)
3
Add 1 cup thawed whipped topping (such as Cool Whip) and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice; beat until thoroughly combined.
4
Scrape cream cheese mixture into graham pie crust; evenly smooth. Set aside.
5
Pour red strawberry gelatin powder into a mixing bowl
6
Add 1 cup boiling water to gelatin; stir constantly until completely dissolved.
7
Add frozen strawberries, stirring constantly until liquid begins to thicken.
8
Immediately pour strawberry mixture, evenly, over the cream cheese mixture in pie crust. (Work quickly to distribute the berries evenly because it sets up quickly.)
9
Place the clean plastic cover over pie; refrigerate for at least 1 1/2 hours before serving.
10
Cover and refrigerate leftovers.