Hi there Shabby Creek Cottage readers! It’s Laura from Inspiration for Moms and today I have the perfect cool dessert for you. I think we can all agree, the summer heat is on high! Colorado in August can get extremely hot and uncomfortable. The last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. My Strawberry Dream Pie is a wonderful no-bake treat that always helps me forget all about the heat of summer.
Besides being sweet and refreshing, this pie also has such a lovely presentation. To me it looks like a gorgeous summer flower with red strawberry petals. Now let’s talk about all the yummy details. My Strawberry Dream Pie starts with an easy store-bought graham cracker crust. I could make my own, but it would require me turning on the oven. We all know that’s a no-no right now! 😉 Next is the filling, a sweet cream cheese mixture combined with chopped strawberries. And finally, the most prettiest layer of all is the sliced strawberries on top.
All you need is six ingredients and about 20 minutes in the kitchen. The hardest part of this whole recipe is waiting an hour for the pie to just chill. 🙂 But then your reward is oh…so sweet!
I hope you will try cooling off with this dessert. If you do, be sure to come back and let me know how you liked it! Can’t wait to see you again next month. Until then, please come on over to Inspiration for Moms and say “Hi!”.
Strawberry Dream Pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes (includes chill time)
- 1 graham cracker crust
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 8-ounce block cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups strawberries (1 cup sliced in thirds, 1 cup chopped)
Slice and chop strawberries, set aside. Whip cream until it forms peaks. While that is whipping; mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl. Fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Then add chopped strawberries. Combine well.
Spoon mixture into pie crust, smoothing top. Arrange sliced strawberries over pie. Chill for 1 hour or overnight.
Strawberry Dream Pie
- half a loaf Cinnamon Raisin bread
- 2 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla divided
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon divided
- 5 eggs
- 20 oz can of apple pie filling
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Tear your bread into 1-inch pieces and place evenly in dish.
In a medium bowl, add whipping cream, milk, sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and eggs. Whip until combined. Pour over the bread and let rest for 5 minutes.
Spread pie mixture evenly over the bread and bake uncovered for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool while you make icing. Combine the confectioner sugar and milk. Add the remaining cinnamon and vanilla and stir to combine. Drizzle over the warm bread pudding and serve.