Homemade Strawberry Pie With Cream Cheese Layer

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This delicious Strawberry Pie has a bottom crust topped with sweetened cream cheese which is followed by a layer of strawberries and finished with whipped cream! The perfect dessert for any occasion, it’s the kind of pie that will have your friends coming back again just so they can get their hands on some more.

Slice of strawberry pie topped with whipped cream and a strawberry.

Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of the year – all those lush, sweet berries beckoning to be picked. Then once they have been picked, they need to be eaten right? This simple Southern dessert will satisfy your craving!

At only 6 calories per large strawberry, I love to eat them au natural. But when I want to share them with friends and family, I use them to create pies, top cakes, and make strawberry bread which are perfect for sharing.

Fresh strawberries.

Chances are you will love this simple strawberry pie. The strawberry pie filling for this recipe is made with simple ingredients – fresh berries, sugar, water, and a little pepper. Yes! Pepper. The pie filling gets sandwiched between a layer of sweetened cream cheese and whipped cream making it a perfect summertime dessert.


For this delicious pie recipe, you need the following ingredients:

  • an unbaked refrigerated pie crust
  • cream cheese
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • fresh strawberries
  • sugar
  • black pepper
  • water
  • cornstarch
  • Whipped cream
Ingredients to make a fresh strawberry pie with cream cheese layer.

How To Make Strawberry Pie

The first thing you need to do is to bake the pie crust. Take a fork and poke holes in the pie crust to release air that would otherwise bubble up and make a lumpy pie crust. Bake the pie crust according to the package directions and let it cool.

Pie crust with with holes poked in it with a fork.
Cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl.

Next, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until it becomes soft.

Pie crust with a layer of cream cheese on the bottom.

Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the bottom of the cooled pie crust. Place it in the refrigerator while you work on the strawberry layer.

In a saucepan, mash 1 ½ cups berries; add sugar, pepper, and 1/3 cup water. 

Strawberries cooked in sugar in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water to sauce; cook until thickened.

Fresh strawberry pie with whipped cream on the side.

Place the remaining berries in the pie crust on top of the cream cheese layer. I recommend that you slice the berries in half. Pour the strawberry mixture over the berries and chill for 2 hours.

Fork taking a bite out of a slice of pie.

Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

Slice of strawberry pie on a plate.

Strawberry Pie

This recipe comes from Whispering Pines Baptist Church in Hephzibah, Georgia.  One bite and you might think you hear angels singing.  
4.56 from 56 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 383kcal


  • 1 unbaked pie crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • Powdered sugar to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries divided
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • Dash black pepper
  • cup water plus 1 tablespoon divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Whipped cream


  • With a fork, poke holes in pie crust to release air that would otherwise bubble up and make a lumpy pie crust. Bake pie crust according to package directions; cool.
  • With an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until soft. Spread in cooled crust; store in fridge until ready to add strawberries.
  • In a saucepan, mash 1 ½ cups berries; add sugar, pepper, and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water to sauce; cook until thickened.
  • Place remaining berries in pie crust; pour sauce over berries. Allow to chill 2 hours.
  • Top with whipped cream and enjoy.


Recipe reprinted with permission from Georgia Church Suppers, copyright 2016.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g
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Georgia Church Suppers Cookbook.

This Strawberry Pie is just one recipe from among Georgia Church Suppers, the ultimate church cookbook featuring favorite recipes from Baptist churches across the state of Georgia. In addition to the recipes, each church is featured with a full-color profile of the church letting you know what makes it special.

If you are traveling or moving to Georgia and would like to attend a church service, Georgia Church Suppers provides you with information to know about select churches throughout the state.

Recipes in Georgia Church Suppers

The chapters and some of the recipes in the corresponding chapters are:

  • Appetizers – Buffalo Chicken Dip, Ham Ball, and Cheese Straws
  • Soups & Salads – Easy Taco Soup, Brunswick Stew, Frito Corn Salad, and Miss Elizabeth’s Autumn Apple Salad
  • Vegetables & Side Dishes – Squash Casserole, Carrot Souffle, and Broccoli and Rice Casserole
  • Main Dishes – Easy Turkey Dressing, Chicken & Dumplings, Chicken Bog, and Meatballs Geneva
  • Desserts & Other Sweets – Momma’s Sweet Potato Pie, Sizemore Pie, Cold Oven Pound Cake, and Cornflake Candy

Whether you are Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, etc. you’re bound to enjoy each of the delicious recipes that are church potluck worthy.

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  1. 5 stars
    I just LOVE your recipe I am so Greatful that I finally got an easy one 🕐 after looking at so many that were just overloaded with difficult time and ingredients!!!! I’mw Thanking God for You…
    My husband is going to love his birthday pie 😍

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