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So I have this thing with Cream Cheese. I hear the word Strawberry and I instantly think “And Cream.” According to my thighs it’s a terrible habit, but honestly…it’s just who I am and I totally own it. So when I envisioned the recipes that would come from our Strawberry Series, I immediately thought of this favorite. Because it’s soooo easy and sooooooooo good. Perfect for the 4th. Oh and store bought crust + no pie dish equal totally painless perfection.

Strawberry & Cream Slab PieStraberry and Cream Cheese Pie with store bought crust and no pie dish.
prep time
20 Minute/s
cook time
25 Minute/s
total time
45 Minute/s
Serves 6Ingredients
  • 2 store bought pie crusts
  • 1 pint strawberries, large dice
  • 4 TBS Sugar, divided in half
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • sugar for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, 2 TBS of sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the diced strawberries, 1/4 cup of sugar, juice of 1/2 lemon and the 1 TBS of cornstarch.
  4. Roll out and trim your pie dough so that it is approximately 14" x 10." This measurement is not at all important so long as the two pie crusts are equal in size and fit in your pan.
  5. Lay one crust onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with strawberry mixture. You may have a bit left over.
  6. You want to leave about 1/2" around the edges and try not to overfill your crust.
  7. Lay your top piece on, cutting three 1-2" slits in the top.
  8. Using a fork, seal the edges.
  9. Brush egg wash over the top and edges.
  10. Bake for 20-30 minutes. It's a large spread because it depends on how thin you roll out your crust. Ours was done at 25 minutes but we watched it like a hawk from 20 minutes on.
  11. Let sit until completely cool. OR dive right in and serve with vanilla ice cream. Heaven.
  12. **This works just as well without the cream cheese. Try mixing in blueberries and raspberries too!

And if you missed it, we’re doing a whole series on strawberries from Picking Your Own to Buying Your Own, and then Storing Them. PLUS: Strawberry Ice Cream and Strawberry Cream Muffins!