Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Strawberry Pie

Strawberries are coming out the wazoo in Louisiana. This pie is a delightful way to enjoy them.

Part 1: Crust
I followed Martha Stewart's Press-In Shortbread Pie Crust recipe to a T. This is super easy. If you are intimidated by the idea of making a traditional roll out pie crust you can do this! No rolling or measuring of thickness is involved. Martha wouldn't lead you astray.

Once baked allow the crust to cool and moved on to the filling.

Wash and trim about 2 pints of strawberries and dice them up.

In a large bowl combine 10 oz softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, a dash of nutmeg and half of your strawberries.

Time to make whipped cream. I do this in my magic bullet. 1 cup heavy whipping cream plus 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Whirl it around for 30 seconds and like magic whipped cream pops out.

Fold the whipped cream into your cream mixture along with the rest of the berries. Pink worm, pink ice cream. This must be a silly dream.

Pour your mixture into your cooled pie shell and beautify. A little garnish really AMPLIFIES the class.

Chill a few hours or overnight before cutting in.


  1. Delicious. Almost done with this pie and it hasn't even been 24 hours.

  2. Peter Curry would be so proud that you remembered his Color book! The pictures really made my mouth water. Terrible time to start a diet!