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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 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.
2
Beat the cheeses together until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar then almond extract. Fold in the whipped cream. Spoon into cooled pie shell.
3
If the strawberries are damp, pat them dry with paper towel. Arrange them, pointy side up, over the filling. Chill until the pie is set.
4
Drizzle 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