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Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

This is my award-winning version of a Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie, made with my special walnut shortbread crust. The simple, tangy cream cheese layer is topped with juicy, ripe strawberries covered in a sweet glaze that makes a beautiful dessert that you just can't resist! This is a much-loved family favorite recipe pulled from the worn, splattered pages of a tattered family cookbook created for a family reunion decades ago!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Additional Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 547kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup salted butter melted

Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Topping

  • 1 package Danish Dessert
  • 1 ¾ cups cold water
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries washed, hulled, and quartered

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and melted butter. Mix to combine, then press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until light brown, then crumble with a fork. Press the warm crumbs back around the edges of the pan to form a crust. Set aside to cool.

Filling

  • Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a medium bowl until creamy and smooth. In a separate bowl, beat the cream until stiff peaks form. Add the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and stir to combine. Spoon over the crust and spread into an even layer.

Topping

  • Combine the Danish Dessert with the cold water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove from the heat and cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir in the strawberries and spoon over the cream cheese layer. Place the pie in the fridge to set up for 3 hours or overnight.

Notes

  • If you have nut allergies, you can leave them out or try replacing them with old-fashioned oats.

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1181IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg