An All-Time Favorite No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

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If you are looking for a dessert recipe that is special for the holiday season and yet easy-to-make for a weekend night, then No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie is the one. It is a simple homemade offering at its best. This dessert is made just using four ingredients – strawberries, graham cracker crust, strawberry jello, and whipped cream. It is the perfect comfort food to have after a long day, or to serve last-minute guests. So without further ado, let’s follow the simple instructions given below to make this comforting and delicious dessert at home from scratch.

How to Make Strawberry Cream Pie?

Any dessert that is made using fresh fruits is an instant favorite. This recipe makes use of fresh strawberries and boasts of a fresh flavor with an easy-to-make filling nuzzled in a graham cracker crust. This crust can either be made from scratch or can be store-bought. If you are in a hurry, you can choose the latter and it is perfectly alright. If you don’t wish to use jello, gelatin or artificial add-ins, you can make fresh strawberry sauce instead and use it as a sweet glaze over the berries. Given that this is a no-bake recipe, it’s quick and simple to make, not to forget, a much healthier substitute to the otherwise baked version.

Extreme close-up of strawberries in cream.

Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

An easy-to-follow recipe to make this decadent pie for your weeknight dessert cravings!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry cream pie
Appliance: Refrigerator
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces cream cheese (not cold)
  • 1 graham cracker or baked pastry shell
  • 1 pound strawberries cut lengthwise
  • Strawberry jelly or gelatin (warmed up)

Instructions

  • To make strawberry cream pie, beat sugar and cream cheese together in a big bowl. Then, add vanilla extract and sour cream to it and whip the mixture till you get a smooth consistency.
  • Once done, pour the mixture into a graham cracker pastry crust. Refrigerate it for 3-4 hours till it becomes firm.
  • Brush the top of the cake with jelly or fresh strawberry jam. After this, cover it with fresh strawberries cut lengthwise. Voila! Your fresh strawberry cream pie is ready to eat!
    A Cream Pie covered with strawberries
  • If you don't wish to use jam/jelly, you can make strawberry sauce by combining a pound of sliced strawberries, 1/3rd cup of powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a large saucepan. Boil them together over medium heat for 20-23 minutes. It will slowly start to liquefy. Once it thickens, you'll know that the sauce is ready.

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Ishani Bose has worked as a reporter/features writer for several leading newspapers and organizations in India. It was her love for food, health, and wellness that brought her to Organic Facts. As a Content & Culinary Outreach Specialist, she is responsible for developing and managing the website’s recipe section. She is also passionate about mental health and enjoys writing about it for the website to educate more and more people about the same. An avid Instagrammer who knows the latest social media trends, Ishani helps strategize and create authentic content for the website’s social media platforms. When not writing or cooking, you’ll find her reading, traveling, soaking herself in music, arts, and culture in every way possible. Ishani has completed an online program on “Introduction to Food and Health” by Stanford University, US. Furthermore, she has completed an online course on “The Science of Wellbeing” by the Department of Psychology, Yale University.

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