Strawberry & Cream Slab Pie
July 3, 2013
DessertsFood & Drinks
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 Pie
Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
25 Minutes
Total Time
45 Minutes
Ingredients
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!