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Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Enjoy the strawberry season with this strawberry cream cheese pie that is full of fresh berries and a smooth cheesecake filling. This pie is so delicious, it will be hard to share!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 681 kcal

Ingredients
  

Filling

  • 1 store bought pie crust or the flaky and homemade pie crust recipe from our site
  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons unflavored gelatine like Knox brand (1- 0.25 oz. packet)
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Topping

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries sliced
  • ½ cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons unflavored gelatine like Knox brand (1- 0.25 oz. packet)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Filling

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick spray. Place the crust in the pie pan and gently prick the crust on the bottom with a fork. Lay a piece of parchment paper on top of the pie crust and gently fill with pie weights. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Once baked, remove the parchment and pie weights and set the pre-baked crust on the counter to cool while preparing the cream cheese filling mixture.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, using a hand mixer on medium-high speed, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the water and gelatine. Gently swirl the gelatine around, making sure that it is completely absorbed by the water. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or using another medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, blend the cream cheese for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue mixing for 1 ½ to 2 minutes or until no lumps remain. (Start your mixer on low, then work up to medium-high speed)
  • Heat the bowl with the gelatine and water mixture in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Give it a good stir making sure that there are no lumps remaining. While your mixer is on low speed, pour the warm gelatine into the bowl of the cream cheese mixture. Mix on low for 1 to 2 minutes or until completely combined.
  • Gently fold the whipped heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture just until everything is evenly incorporated.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the crust. Refrigerate the cream cheese pie base while you prepare the strawberry topping.

Topping

  • Prepare your fresh strawberries by rinsing them in cool water and then patting them completely dry. Remove the green tops, cut the berries into ¼ inch slices, and place them into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add the water and unflavored gelatine. Gently swirl to make sure that all the gelatine is mixed with the water. Let it sit for about 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl (a glass 2 cup measure works great for this), place the seedless strawberry jam and microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds. Once warm, give it a whisk to loosen it up and make it smooth and pourable.
  • Once the jam is hot and smooth, add the gelatine mixture to the jam and whisk again until it is completely incorporated and no lumps remain.
  • Pour the jam mixture over the sliced berries and gently combine, making sure that all the berries are coated.
  • Remove the pie from the refrigerator; using a slotted spoon, spoon the berry mixture gently over the cheesecake filling, being careful not to get too much extra liquid on the pie.
  • Place the pie back in the refrigerator to chill and set for at least 5 hours (or up to overnight). While the pie is chilling, you can make the whipped topping for the garnish.
  • Using a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer, on medium-high speed, beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Fill a decorators piping bag, or a gallon-sized Ziploc bag with a small corner of the bag snipped off, with the whipped cream. Pipe small swirls at the edge of your pie just before serving. Note: Do not add the whipped topping until just before you are ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 681kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 7gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 260mgPotassium: 230mgFiber: 2gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 1453IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 100mgIron: 1mg