American Pie Council

2014 Professional Recipe

Sensational Strawberry Cheese Pie

Sensational Strawberry Cheese Pie
Serves 8
Evette Rahman
Professional Division
2014 FB

2c coconut cookie crumbs
2T sugar
1/2c unsalted butter, melted

Strawberry Filling
3c fresh strawberries, divided
1/2c sugar
2T cornstarch
1T water

Cheese Filling
8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1c powdered sugar
1/2 c pureed strawberries
1 Tbsp lemon juice
8 oz container of frozen whipped topping thawed
few drops red food coloring, (optional)

Sweetened whipped cream
fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together crust ingredients and press into bottom and sides of deep dish pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool. In saucepan over medium heat mix 1 cup of strawberries, 1/2c sugar, cornstarch and water. Cook until very thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 2 cups of strawberries. Cool in refrigerator. Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, pureed strawberries, and lemon juice, until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and food coloring, if using. Spread half of cheese mixture into pie shell. Spread half of strawberry mixture on top. Repeat with remaining fillings. Garnish pie whipped cream and strawberries.

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