Alex Guarnaschelli makes her Frozen Strawberry Pie, as seen on The Kitchen, Season 31.
Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli

Frozen Strawberry Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 7 hr 20 min (includes cooling and freezing times)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
This is all about strawberries with raspberries as a backup singer. I love them both but raspberries can make a strawberry come to life. The tang of the cream cheese mixed with the rich cream and sweetened condensed milk makes such an easy pie filling. It’s like a distant cousin of the key lime pie and this one is frozen so it doesn’t need the ice cream or even whipped cream to go with it.






  1. For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 10-inch pie dish and set side.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, ginger and melted butter. The texture should resemble wet sand. Press the crumbs into an even layer in the bottom and up the sides of the pie dish. Use the bottom of a measuring cup or glass to pack the bottom crust firmly. Bake until the crust firms up and browns lightly, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside on a rack to cool completely.
  3. For the filling: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks. Transfer to a medium bowl and refrigerate.
  4. In the same mixing bowl of the electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Slowly pour in the condensed milk and continue to mix until incorporated and smooth. Add the lemon zest and juice and salt and beat on medium-high speed until combined, 1 to 2 minutes. If necessary, transfer the mixture to a large bowl to allow for the whipped cream. Use a rubber spatula to fold the raspberries into the filling mix, then fold in the whipped cream.
  5. To assemble: Spoon the filling into the completely cooled crust. Freeze the pie for at least 6 hours, up to 12 hours.
  6. For the topping: In a medium bowl, toss the strawberries with the brown sugar and vinegar. Remove the pie from the freezer, top with the strawberry mixture and serve.