Fresh Strawberry Pie

Posted on June 25, 2009 
Filed Under Pies

I just thought it would be ideal if I’d post this BEFORE the strawberries are completely over! You know, that way you could still try the recipe without having to go to the grocery store and buy some. How many of you have fresh strawberries in little square boxes in your fridge right now? Me! *raises hand* 

I made this pie last evening and it lasted only about 24 hours. We have 2 big people and 2 little people here. And we all like strawberry pie! So… I’m gonna make another one this weekend! :) It is just so refreshing and bursting with juicy-berry flavor and so pretty!

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This recipe comes from my mother-in-law. There is something about this strawberry pie that makes it stand head and shoulders above regular fresh strawberry pie. You can’t tell it by looking at it. It’s a hidden feature, until you cut it and serve a piece… 

It has a cream cheese layer hidden under those strawberries! Mmmmmmm!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Crust:
1/4 cup butter
3 Tbsp. boiling water
1 cup Bisquick
Mix and press into a 9″ pie plate. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. 
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Cream cheese layer:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
4 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup Cool Whip
Mix and spread on cooled crust.
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Strawberry layer:
1/4 cup instant Clear Jel
3/4 cup sugar
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup water
Add the water to the strawberries. Mix sugar and Clear Jel together. Sprinkle over the strawberries and mix in.
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Pour over cream cheese mixture.
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Top with more Cool Whip. 
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Chill. It sort of sets up right away, but it’s best if it chills for a couple hours.

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Important note 😉 :When peaches are in season, please remember this recipe… it works great to substitute the strawberries for sliced fresh peaches. I wonder if it would work to substitute other fruit too, like blueberries or raspberries.  

Comments

9 Responses to “Fresh Strawberry Pie”

  1. Sharon on June 26th, 2009 12:29 pm

    oh this has got to be good. We LOVE!!!!! fresh strawberry pie. I always do the cooked clear jel version, but this sounds much faster and easier. And the cream cheese–oh wow. It sure does sound like a cut above the rest.

  2. Sharon on June 26th, 2009 12:31 pm

    oh i forgot…a question about the crust. Does the boiling water kinda soften the butter so it mixes in okay. Or do you have to kinda cut it in?

  3. Kay on June 26th, 2009 2:25 pm

    I’m not sure how it’s supposed to be done (I guess we’d know who to ask 😉 ), but I mixed softened butter and the Bisquick, then added the water.

  4. Arla on June 26th, 2009 5:42 pm

    Good idea, Kay. I picked strawberries again today FROM MY OWN PATCH. I now have three pies tucked in the frig for the weekend. There really is nothing quite like fresh strawberry pie.

  5. liz on June 27th, 2009 2:29 pm

    one coming up for supper tomorrow night. to bad i don’t have to make two…

  6. Jenny on June 28th, 2009 4:51 pm

    Hi Kay! I woke up from my nap and all the sudden got an urge for some fresh strawberry pie so I’m off to make some for after church!

  7. Rina on June 29th, 2009 9:37 pm

    Hi Kay – this looks FANTASTIC…am going to see if I can still get some local berries and make this on Wednesday. Do you think I could use Knox Gelatin instead of the Clear Jel? Couldn’t find it (actually never heard of it!) but I have Knox Gelatin…maybe if I cooked up the gelatin first and then added it with the sugar?

  8. Rhonda H. on June 29th, 2009 10:03 pm

    I had picked up some strawberries last week, thinking it would be a shame if June passed by and I hadn’t made a single strawberry pie. Then I found your recipe and quickly whipped it up between ball games tonight. We had it for a bedtime snack, and it was delicious; we all loved it! I’ve never made a Bisquick crust before, but it was very easy and tasty.

  9. Talita on July 8th, 2009 5:20 pm

    This looks really delish! Seems not to hard to prepare!

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