Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

easy strawberry cream cheese pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

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.)

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For easy strawberry cream cheese pie

  • 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)

How To Make easy strawberry cream cheese pie

  • 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.