Strawberry Cream Pie

Let me start by saying I don’t normally eat pie. I don’t really like fruit (I know. I’ve heard it for 43 years from my Mom.) But there is something about it that just doesn’t appeal to me. So when someone serves pie for dessert I politely say no thank you. The only exceptions are Dutch Apple Pie (but only if it’s made by my Mom or myself) and this amazing Strawberry Cream Pie.

But I have to make this pie very stategically. See, if I make this pie at the beginning of strawberry season I will end up making at least 4 of them… and eating them all! Seriously! So I wait until the season is almost over before I make the first one. Then I devour it and wait patiently until next year when I can eat another one. If you’re wondering… “another one? She eats the entire pie herself?” The answer is a big, loud “HECK YES!”

So my kids and I went out to pick berries. I’ve only lived in the Pacific Northwest so I don’t know what berries are like in other places, but here they are plentiful! And the strawberries are devine!


Here’s what you’ll need:

* pie shell (pre-cooked)

* 1 package of vanilla pudding

* whipping cream

* a little sugar

* strawberries

* strawberry glaze (we buy ours in the grocery store in the produce section. I’m sure you can make your own but heck, that would be hard and take more time) =o)

Make the vanilla pudding. Little helpers love this part!

One of the reason I don’t like pie is because of the pie crust. My Mom makes a pie crust from heaven. But again, that’s a lot of work. I found Marie Callender’s pies in the freezer section at the grocery store. They are almost as good as my Mom’s. If I couldn’t buy this particular brand, I would end up making my own. It’s that good!
Make the whipping cream. You can always buy store bought whipping cream but I think it tastes wierd and kind of plasticy. (Have I mentioned I’m a little picky when it comes to my desserts?!?!) So I whip it myself. Don’t forget to add a little bit of sugar to sweeten it up a bit.
Now fold the whipping cream in with the pudding. It’s up to you how much you want to add. The more you add (the better it tastes, I think) but the pudding won’t be super firm so when you cut it, it kind of plops over. But it tastes oh so delicious!

Pour it into your pre-baked and cool pie crust. You probably won’t use it all, depending on how much whipping cream you added.

Now pile it high with strawberries. You can either slice them or leave them whole. I slice up the giant ones but it looks pretty when there are whole berries on it, don’t you think?
Now drizzle the glaze over the berries.

It’s that simple!
And remember when I said you would have leftover pudding/whipping cream mixture? For some reason I didn’t have a problem getting rid of it.

 

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  1. I want to shove my face through the computer screen and eat that right now!!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

  2. YUM!!! That looks sooooo good!!!

    jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

  3. Yum! I’m not a big fan of pie, but this I think sounds wonderful.

  4. Any pie with strawberries and cream filling, yum. I agree, Marie Callendar’s pie crust is the bomb. Great family activity. Nice to meet you from Just Something I Whipped up.

  5. Don’t like fruit?? You don’t eat pie?? What is WRONG with you?? LOL 😉

    That looks so incredibly tasty!!!

  6. That does look wonderful! I don’t think there’s such a thing as “leftover” whipped cream or pudding. It’s kind of like “leftover chocolate.” Who ever heard of that? 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your recipe, and I especially enjoyed the story!

  7. That looks simply AWESOME!! My hubby will love this…he loves anything with fresh strawberries! Thanks for the recipe and for linking up with me for Tasty Tuesday this week! 🙂

  8. So easy and so delicious!

  9. Saw this on Sugar Bee! Oh my goodness! Makes me want to go out and buy some strawberries right now. Strawberries are over here in GA…wish I had had this when we went strawberry picking! I guess I will just have to try it with store bought ones. :O)

  10. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  11. How perfect for summer. And something the kids can help with too. Love it. Thanks for linkin up with tasty tuesdays. Hope you’ll come back again soon.

  12. Thils look so yummy!!! Gonna have to give it a try! You are so lucky to have all those yummy straweberries so close to home. Guess it’s like us having all those watermelons!LOL

  13. I love recipes like this… super simple and delicious. I’m anxious to try this!

  14. YUMMMMMM!

    Becky
    mrsbettierocker.blogspot.com

  15. Oh how yummy! I can’t wait to try this out! Can’t go wrong with all of those tasty ingredients! Thanks for sharing at It’s Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

  16. If the kids like them, I will try it. The strawberries look fresh and delicious.

  17. Oh. My. Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. OOooh that looks SO delicious!!! I absolutely LOVE strawberries…especially in a pie. That’s really big where I live every time they’re in season. All we do is top it with a little bit of whipped cream and it’s good to go!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks easy, delicious, and a definite “must try”. Found you over at Tater Tots and Jello. So nice to “meet” you : )

    Lots of love,
    Laura

  19. You’ve inspired me to go strawberry picking! Thanks for linking up!

  20. Oh my gosh, this looks absolutely delicious!!!

  21. Oh yum! I made a Lemon Cream Pie this week but this looks divine and sounds really easy to make!

  22. That looks easy enough! I can’t wait to try it, thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday! See you soon!

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  24. This looks absolutely delicious, and although I am still stuffed from a HUGE dinner at OUTBACK…..this pregnant girl could really enjoy a slice RIGHT NOW! 🙂

  25. YUM!!! This looks soooo good!

    Thanks for linking up!

  26. Hi Erin,

    That Strawberry Cream Pie looks really, really good! And since it only uses 6 ingredients, it’s easy enough that kids can help out! It’s great that you let your son and daughter get involved in the kitchen, especially since research shows cooking helps kids learn important skills, such as portion control, teamwork, following instructions, and even math. And kids who eat meals together with their families do better in school and are less likely to be obese. That’s why I work for The Kids Cook Monday, a new initiative of the Healthy Monday campaigns that encourages families to cook and eat meals together. To find out more about the benefits of preparing and eating meals with your kids, check out our website at http://www.healthymonday.org/the-kids-cook-monday/

    We’re looking for families to take on the challenge of starting off each week right by cooking together and sharing their experiences on their blogs. If you’re interested in participating, please email me at TheKidsCookMonday@gmail.com. Thanks!

    Mayo

  27. Simple, but fresh and delicious. I love it! I’m stopping in from the Pie party!

    Blessings
    Rachymommy – MommyTopics.com

  28. Fabulous! I’m so glad I found your recipe today. I have some strawberries and I have really been wanting to make a pie. I just have one tiny problem…strawberry pies never ever ever set up for me. I don’t know what it is. I’ll follow my mom’s recipe exactly or Betty Crocker’s…or whatever, with no success. But this pie…I can do a cream pie…and I know it will taste heavenly. Found my dessert for tonight. 🙂

  29. Is it wrong for me to say that I would literally fall face-first into this pie and not stop eating til it was finished? Because I really would.

  30. That looks really delicious! Simple recipe too! I’ll have to try it sometime! 🙂

  31. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipes with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

  32. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today!! – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com