Easy Strawberry Cream Pie

I typically am not a pie person.

I know, I know.  Cast your judgements :)

Its just if I am going to indulge in a dessert, pie would not be my first choice…. that is unless this pie is making its appearance!

I am sure we all have recipes that take us back to childhood.  This is one for me.  Both my grandma and mom make this often.  It is a GORGEOUS pie and has a flavor to match!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Easy Strawberry Cream Pie
Easy and delicious! This pie will be a hit at any event!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
  • 1 cooked pie crust, Cook according to pie crust directions. My favorite is Pillsbury brand
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla or almond extract
  • 18-20 strawberries, cut in halves
  • 1 Tbsp. shortening or oil
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  1. Cook your pie crust according to package or your favorite recipes directions. Let cool.
  2. Beat heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in sugar and vanilla.
  4. Fold cream cheese mixture into the beaten heavy whipped cream. until evenly combined.
  5. Spoon into cooled pie crust.
  6. Arrange strawberries over the top of filling.
  7. Melt 1 Tbsp shortening or oil and ½ cup chocolate chips in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Drizzle over strawberries.
  8. Refrigerate.


Isn’t it just beautiful!

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  1. Lindy

    Nikki, I love your blog! This recipe looks great! I needed a good idea for our neighborhood block party. Thank you for all your great posts, keep them coming!

  2. Carole

    The photos are simply stunning.
    Hope you are having a great week.

  3. Ashton

    This sounds delicious and is just beautiful, Nikki! pinned :)

  4. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    You know what? I am not usually a pie person either, but this one looks awesome!!! I love that last picture!!!

  5. ValleyWriter

    I wouldn't usually go for pie first either, but this look amazing!

  6. kari

    This looks to die for! I'm pinning it right now so that I can make it later! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  7. Erin @ Making Memories

    Strawberry Cream Pie is the only pie I'll eat. I'm not a pie person either. And yours looks AMAZING!!!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    Okay, I'm not sure we can be friends. Just kidding! You know me and pie. :) This pie is SO gorgeous! A true work of art...but I'd still ruin it by eating it. :)

  9. Natasha A.

    This looks so delicious! It's like a summer/light/no bake cheesecake! NOM! Thanks!

    1. Judy C

      I made this today, added blueberries for the 4th of July. Yummy

  10. Bobbie

    Wonderful recipe!! Thank you!!

  11. Michelle

    Just made this for a birthday luncheon and it was a hit!! Delicious and creamy and sooooooo easy {the best part for me!} Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  12. Patti t.

    Oh my goodness, I thought I loved strawberry pie! This takes it to a whole new level! I will wait until strawberries look especially good to make this.. Thanks for another great recipe.

  13. Paula

    Finally I found a recipe that I would really like to try. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  14. Phylicia

    Is there a substitute I could use for the cream cheese?

  15. Lisa

    Pie is not top on my list either but mainly because I don't like pie crust. Have you ever tried it with graham cracker crust? It looks oh so yummy!

  16. Joanna

    I'm not a fruit pie gal, but this was great. I used a premade shortbread crust. This was a a perfect light summer dessert. Thanks!

  17. antesh

    This pie is beautiful...

  18. Kimberly

    I'm making this today. It looks yummy!

  19. jim

    I give you kudos for trying but I would like to offer up a couple of points.
    1) This is a cream cheese pie with strawberries not a strawberry cream pie, a big difference.
    2) The pie shell is BAKED not cooked.

    Thank you!

    1. Rust

      Oh no you did not! Looks like a strawberry cream pie to me ... :)

    2. Kate Lorenzon

      You, Jim, are a pretentious ass. Nobody cares, but kudos for trying.

  20. Emma

    Hi! I saw you're recipe on Pinterest and thought I should give it a try! I had almost every ingredient but the heavy whipping cream, I live 8-9 hours away from a city and our closest supermarket is 45 minutes away unfortunately, I couldn't find the heavy whipping cream! :( ... So, I bought 35% smooth whipping cream, will it work? Or can I substitute with another ingredient? Please help me and save me from a failed try! :P
    Thank you! Em.

  21. Emma

    I just made this and it's now in the fridge, how long should I refrigerate it? I also used "smooth whipping cream" instead of heavy, I couldn't find any "heavy whipping cream" at our groceries stores! :( crossing my fingers it'll turns out good!

  22. Rust


  23. Kate Lorenzon

    This looks amazing!! Can't wait to try it!!!

  24. Helen Young

    Just want to tell you that your new baby is beautiful!!!! One complaint, you didn't give the name or the vitals. :-)

  25. nancy peyton

    I would like to print your strawberry pie dessert

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry about that. The print button is there now in the recipe card :)

  26. Mary


    I have been using this recipe for the last few years - it's my go-to for any kind of fresh berry/fruit pie. Thanks so much for the delicious and dependable recipe!

  27. Debra


    OK, you need to stop this insanity! I can't take it anymore, that's it, I'm falling off the diet wagon. Of all the gorgeous treats you've posted, this one has done me in, I'm going to the grocery store to buy some supplies now:?

  28. sharon

    its looks easy enough to do , love it keep it coming

  29. Kyle @ Burger Artist

    Great photos and this looks amazing. Strawberry desserts are the best. Pinning this to make later & thanks for sharing!