Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

The Spruce / Wanda Abraham

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 8 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
227 Calories
12g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 227
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 159mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 144mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This extraordinary strawberry pie is finished with a layer of fresh strawberry glaze over a sweetened baked cream cheese filling. Need we say more?

Use a baked graham cracker pie crust for this recipe, homemade (deep dish or large) or purchased.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 (8-ounce) package​ cream cheese softened

  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

  • 9-inch graham cracker crust or a large store-bought graham cracker crust

Strawberry Glaze: 

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and hulled

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • Few drops red food coloring, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pie ingredients

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  2. In a mixing bowl, eggs until thick and light in color. Add 1/2 cup of sugar and flour, beating until blended. Pour into a measuring cup.

    eggs, sugar and flour in a bowl, hand mixer

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  3. In same bowl, beat cream cheese with a small amount of evaporated milk until smooth. Add remaining milk, lemon juice, and grated lemon peel; beat until smooth and well blended.

    batter in a bowl, hand mixer

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  4. Pour egg mixture into cream cheese mixture; beat just until blended.

    batter with cream cheese in a bowl, hand mixer

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  5. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust. Bake at 325 F for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

    cheesecake on a cooling rack

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Strawberry Glaze

  1. Cut 10 to 12 strawberries in half; arrange in a single layer, cut side down, over cooled cheesecake.

    strawberries on a cheesecake

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  2. Crush enough remaining strawberries to make 1/3 cup; put in a saucepan. Stir in 1/3 cup water and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Press through a strainer to make 1/2 cup of puree.

    strawberry glaze

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  3. Return 1/2 cup puree to saucepan. Mix together 2 tablespoons of sugar and cornstarch and then stir into puree. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until thickened and clear. Add food coloring, if desired. Cool slightly; spoon evenly over strawberries on cheesecake.

    Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

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  4. Cool and store, covered, in a refrigerator.

    Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake Pie covered with plastic wrap

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