Strawberries and Cream Pie

Penny Burdge

By
@PennyInKC

Another way to use those wonderful early summer berries.

Try to get medium-sized fresh strawberries of a uniform size. They work the best and they usually taste the best too.


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Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:

1 c
graham crackers, crushed
1/2 c
almonds, toasted and crushed
3 Tbsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
6 Tbsp
butter, melted

FOR THE FILLING:

8 oz
cream cheese
4 oz
mascarpone
1/3 c
sugar
1 tsp
pure almond extract
1 c
whipping cream, whipped
4 c
strawberries, medium-sized fresh whole

GARNISH:

5 oz
semi-sweet chocolate, melted or a simple ganache

Step-By-Step

1In a medium bowl, mix together all the dry crust ingredients well. Pour the melted butter over all and stir until moistened. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie pan. Bake at 375? for 8 minutes. Set aside until completely cooled.
2Beat the cheeses together until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar then almond extract. Fold in the whipped cream. Spoon into cooled pie shell.
3If the strawberries are damp, pat them dry with paper towel. Arrange them, pointy side up, over the filling. Chill until the pie is set.
4Drizzle with melted chocolate or a simple ganache. Return the pie to the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American