Strawberry and Cream Pie

Total Time:
8 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr

Yield:
6 to 10 servings, depending on slice size
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (8-inch) graham cracker crust
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced and sweetened strawberries, drained
  • Whole strawberries, for garnish
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
Directions

With an electric mixer, cream together butter and powdered sugar; add eggs. Beat ingredients until fluffy. Spread over crust. Chill.

Meanwhile, mix whipped cream with 1/4 cup sugar. Toss strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar. Spread half the whipped cream over pie, then add the strawberries. Top with remaining whipped cream. Chill for at least 8 hours. Garnish with whole berries and mint leaves.

Contains Raw Eggs: The Food Network Kitchen suggest caution in consuming raw and lightly cooked eggs due to the slight risk of salmonella or other food-borne illness. To reduce this risk, we recommend you use only fresh, properly refrigerated, clean grade A or AA eggs with intact shells, and avoid contact between the yolks or whites and the shell. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use shell eggs that have been treated to destroy salmonella, by pasteurization or another approved method.


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Even with my Southern heritage, there is such a thing as too sweet. Even cutting back on sugar in the recipe, it was a bit much. Also ran into same problem others report, custard base would not set. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a perfect dessert for a hot summer day. Everyone loved it! It is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The whole family loved it and it's quick and easy to make. This is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to make and the person I made it for loved it...I don't eat strawberry pie like this but it was a great success! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This desert is a crowd pleaser! Very very tastie!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The top of the pie tastes great but after 24 hours the filling still hasn't set so I haven't been able to cut a slice. I'm really hoping a few more hours will do the trick. I followed the recipe the same way Paula does in the video so I don't know what the problem is. I might have to make it with cream cheese the way some other users suggested. **UPDATE** I made the pie again and used about 3 1/2 oz of softened cream cheese in place of the eggs, and instead of a regular graham cracker crust i used a store bought oreo cookie crust...I let the pie chill for a few hours and oh my word it was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!! husband loved it too so that's a plus in my book. hope this helps! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When this recipe is properly prepared it is very good. Unfortunately this recipe is practically impossible to decipher. Some of the ingrediants are in the wrong sections and the amounts of various ingredients are not noted for all the elements of the pie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
since im not really good baker...i was kinda confused when the recipe said that you would refridgerate the pie and i thought to myself that you have to bake it in the oven........soooif youll please help how can i make it???!!! refrigderate or oven??? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm disabled and on dialysis. Cooking for my daughter and her family and my partner is the most joy I get now. My grandchildren are the most pickiest eaters on earth so when I find something they like I usually fix it for them frequently. This one is definitely a family pleaser. On one batch the custard did come out runny, so I think I'm going to try the review that suggested using some cream cheese; this family loves cream cheese frosting so I think it would be a great combo. Thank you Paula. I watch everyday while I am doing dialysis. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and delicious!!! My picky family loved it and now I only make this strawberry pie!!! I watched the video and followed it and everything turned out great! I put the sugar in my strawberries and let them sit overnight in the fridge. Then I let them drain while I am making everything else. Not runny at all! Turned out perfect!!! The only thing I did different was I used 4 oz of cream cheese (softened) in place if the eggs since I have small children and didn't want to use raw eggs. It has a creamy texture and isn't runny!!! Thanks, Mrs. Paula, for another wonderful recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i just made this pie yesterday and was very wary of how it was going to turn out. I cut the strawberries and decided to add the sugar to them since they were bitter. The liquid didnt come out of the strawberries by the time it was time to put them in the pie. So over night the liquid kept coming out so i had to pour it into the sink. Luckily my pie didnt turn into a runny mess like some people have commented the custard and whipped topping firmed up nicely. But the custard was too rich. i understand it's made out of butter and sugar but it tasted too sweet and over powered the rest of the ingredients. And also next time i make it i'll cut down on the butter and sugar and add more strawberries. Over all it was a decent pie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie's overall ingrediants mesh well, but the custard filling never got fluffy it was runny and made a mess of the fridge. This from 4 attempts thinking it was somthing i did. Nope!!!! I froze it refrigerated overnight and it was still runny. But overall good taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the directions to a "t", but this pie was a disaster. Runny, gooey, sugary mess. I had to throw the whole thing away. I usually love and trust Paula's work. Now I'm wary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie was really easy to make, right down to the homemade graham cracker crust. And it's so yummy. Just make sure to add the sugar to your strawberries early, so you can drain the juice, otherwise your crust gets mushy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a baker and that is why I chose this recipe. I looked up strawberry pie and looked through quite a few recipes. This recipe isn't too sweet. It needs very few ingredients. I even used a frozen pie crust instead of making my own. DELICIOUS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Wonderful flavor! I did read the reviews before I made this recipe, so I made some minor adjustments. First, for health reasons I cut back on the sugar where I could: only 2 tsp or so needed with the berries. Second, for the custard mixture, I followed Paula's recipe, but added 3 oz. of cream cheese, just to help keep a firm base and add to the creamy richness. Lastly, I used a trick for whipped cream which keeps stiffness as well as cuts sugar. Instead of using powdered sugar, I used heavy cream and whipped it with three tablespoons of mascarpone cheese (an Italian cream cheese, slightly sweet naturally). Not only is it half the calories of butter and has a natural sweet flavor, it holds stiff peaks in whipped cream for almost a week in the refrig! I still added about 3 tsp of powdered sugar to the whipped cream mixture, just for a hint of additional sweetness...but that's personal taste. If you want to change the flavor up a bit, you can orange zest to the whipped cream mixture and brighten it up a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am actually in the process of making this pie and I am glad I came to check out the other suggestions. I was unsure about sugaring the strawberries, seemed unnecessary and after reading the reviews, I am going to omit the sugar there and not put a lot of sugar in the whipped cream. I am also adding more strawberries. I think part of the problem with this recipe is it says to use a cup of "whipped" cream and I think they meant "whipping" cream. If you watch the episode she makes this in she puts liquid whipping cream in a bowl and beats it with the sugar, not already made whipped cream and sugar. It really should be edited for clarity. Also on the show Paula said you could use the egg substitute or pasteurized eggs instead of raw eggs but the recipe doesn't say anything about that at all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't know strawberries and cream could taste this good! I will forever use this simple, delicious recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was excited about making this pie, it was easy to prepare. But eating it was not a good experience. There is way to much sugar in the cream I thought maybe about making it with less sugar but I don't believe the pie will be worth my time... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe how good and easy this pie was... and I mean was... cuz it's all gone.. When I sweetened up the strawberries with sugar they did indeed get syrup-ie and it was very wet to put on the pie. I just simpley strained all the juices from the beries and then added them to the pie and it came out perfect no problems. This is a keeper for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great pie and easy to make. Made 2, one for home and one for work. Employees loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very simple and tasty pie the whole family loved. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It wasn't too hard to make, and tasted great! I made my own whipped cream which made it even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie islight and refreshing! I did not add sugar to the strawberries so they held up in the pie. This is a big summer hit at my house - just make sure to eat the pie within a day or two otherwise it will breakdown on you... item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was good. but i think i should of made my own whip cream. i didnt know if i should use cool whip or not. ill try makeing it next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love all paula's recipes I love this one as well but just had a few complaints like the other comments I read My pie came out soggy,running and a big mushy mess I will try it again if anyone can please help me make it better that would be great I don't know why my pie didn't come out I followed the directions but it didn't work item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie was easy to make and the taste was awesome. Next time I will cut back on the sugar in the strawberries and will only use maybe a 1/4 cup sugar for the whipped cream. My whipped cream never made soft or stiff peaks, hopefully cutting back on the sugar will make the difference. The next day when I went to cut it the whipped cream was still to soft and the berries had continued to make juice. The overall pie is delicious just cut back on the sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
yummy yummy and yummy best pie i think i have ever tasted. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dessert is quite easy and yet so tasty. The whipped cream gives adds a light and fluffy feel while the layer of buttercream adds a richness that is simply divine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this four or five times. If the strawberries are sugared they get too sweet and make the pie runny. The custard however stays firm. No problem there. I just omit the sugar on the berries and go ahead like Paula does. It is a great pie. No fuss...easy..special. Everyone thinks it is cheesecake and berries..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie could easily be a 5-star, but needs a few changes. Due to the brief, and a little confusing, directions, I went against my better judgment and sweetened the strawberries. Although I drained them before adding to the pie, the sugar coating continued to make juice which watered down the custard, cream, and crust. In addition, the sweetness of the berries made the pie too sweet. I intend to make the pie again, but will defintely omit the 1/4 cup of sugar and use the strawberries without sweetening. Hopefully, that will prevent the sogginess factor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This pie is so easy and my friends and family finished the whole thing!! This one goes in the reciept box for sure. The only thing I did different was I waited just before serving to put my whipped cream on.This is a winner!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Y'ALL THIS IS GREAT!.. and to kick it up a Notch... add a little vanilla flavoring and just if you're not a strawberry lover (we're not) use pineapples, just as good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love things that are quick and easy to make. I don't like standing up to long and cooking. I have 2 small kids and it is very hard to make a good meal every night. I started watching this show and I want to cook but it hard with to small kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this to company and there were no remarks bad or good. I think this is a so/so dessert. Followed directions exactly and the egg-sugar mixture was runny. Should have added more strawberries with the whip cream, would have been much better. I won't make this again, she has much better recipes for dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only added a TBSP of sugar to the heavy whipping cream but, I added a teaspoon of vanilla...and for the strawberries...I did not add sugar to them at all.My pie was not soggy or runny at all. My youngest had three slices! item not reviewed by moderator and published
a little messy but good!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe from guessing ingredients because I didn't get everything on her first episode. It is absolutely delicious. I can eat the whole pie by myself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I went exactly by the directions and let it sit in the refridgerator overnight but it turned into a horrible looking wet mess. No strawberries should be put on until ready to serve. The strawberry/sugar mixture just turns into juice and makes everything moist. There was no way to use a pie cutter, you had to spoon it out. I also got nervous about having the pie sit out for more than 10 minutes because of the raw eggs. I also didn't know what kind of "whipped cream" to use. I used the canned kind and that melted into the mixture as well I think. If you have to think that much about a recipe, forget it! My husband loved the flavor though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't believe how something so easy can be so sinfully good!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best strawberry pie I have ever eaten..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My pie also turned out runny. I followed the recipe and didn't deviate from it. Even though I let it chill forever it the fridge, it never solidified!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It took me 2 tries to get the whipping cream correct...i found out the pkg. directions DO NOT WORK. I can't wait to carry it to a function. GREAT JOB!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must have done something wrong, the pie was very runny when I served it, even though it chilled in the frig for 24 hours before serving. Where did I go wrong? Very tasty, a little too sweet. Need to know how to keep the custard part more together and not like soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very very yummy. I would add more strawberries and less sugar to the whipped cream. Otherwise, delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The pie was way to sweet, but I will try to make it again with less sugar (way less) I think when I change it that it will be perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful pie. Very different and really delicious. If you're worried about raw eggs just use pasturized eggs (I get them at Target). You wouldn't get the same flavor or melt-in-your-mouth texture using cream cheese or pudding as a substitute. Very easy and quick to put together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It looks like one of her better recipes she has done item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make two because the first one goes quick!.. I used fresh made whipped cream....and everyone who tasted it was begging for the recipe... takes only a few minutes... make sure you chill the egg filling for 20 min before applying the whipped cream.. makes it easier to spread.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was wonderful. I was ify about the raw eggs myself, but it was great. I have also substituted the raw egg mixture with instant vanilla pudding and instant banana pudding (in two different pies. It was just as good. When I used the pudding I also omitted the sugar from the whipped cream to help balance out the sweetness. It was ooh so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a WONDERFUL recipe... don't let the fact that it SOUNDS too sweet sway you... it's PERFECT! Using fresh eggs should alleviate concerns about bacteria... you don't have to travel out to the farm, but shy away from eggs that are nearing their expiration date. In any event, a WONDERFUL and EASY pie!! It took me MAYBE 10 minutes to put together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I whipped this up for some weekend guest. We loved it and it is easy to make. I did use Egg Beaters and it worked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great way to end any meal! It not only looks great- but is also absolutely delicious! Paul strikes again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The creamy texture and sweet, strawberry flavor is a perfect compliment to nearly any cuisine. The entire pie was eaten in one sitting, and a request to make another. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm sure, like most of Paula's recipes, this one is also wonderful. I have a problem with eating raw egs - wonder if one could use cream cheese/powered sugar mixture instead of the raw eggs/butter mixture. Think I'll try this for Valentine's Day. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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