This Strawberry Pie recipe is an exquisite blend of light, airy textures and the fresh, sweet taste of strawberries. This pie strikes a perfect balance between the richness of cheesecake and the refreshing qualities of a classic fruit pie. Set atop a graham cracker crust and finished with a layer of sliced strawberries, this dessert is not only a delight to the senses but also a beautiful centerpiece for any taste.

This pie was inspired by the Strawberry Pie at Monkeypod Kitchen in Maui. It is a mix between fruit pie and cheesecake. A dessert that’s as refreshing as it is indulgent, with, with a focus on the bright, natural flavor of strawberries. Perfect for spring gatherings, summer picnics, or as a delightful end to any meal, this pie is a testament to the joy of baking with seasonal fruit.

If you love strawberries as much as I do, you need to try my Strawberry Jam or my Strawberry Cupcakes. You will be in strawberry heaven!

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The Chemistry of Strawberry Pie

The magic of this pie lies in the combination of textures and flavors achieved through its simple yet precise ingredients. The crust, made from graham cracker crumbs mixed with melted butter and brown sugar, bakes into a sweet, crumbly base that perfectly complements the creamy filling. The filling itself, a whipped blend of heavy cream infused with strawberry jello for a hint of flavor and color, achieves a mousse-like consistency when folded with a mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. This culinary alchemy results in a pie that’s both rich and light, with the fresh strawberries on top adding a burst of flavor and a touch of elegance.

Can I use fresh strawberries in the filling?

While this recipe uses strawberry jello for flavor and stability, fresh strawberries can be incorporated as a layer on top of the cream cheese mixture before chilling, adding an extra burst of fresh fruit flavor.

How do I prevent the crust from getting soggy?

Baking the crust before adding the filling helps to create a barrier that prevents sogginess. Ensure the crust is completely cooled before adding the filling to maintain its crisp texture.

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Can I make this pie ahead of time?

Yes, this pie can be prepared and chilled up to a day in advance. Add the fresh strawberry topping just before serving to keep the berries vibrant and fresh.

Is there a substitute for strawberry jello in the recipe?

If you prefer not to use jello, you can achieve a similar effect by pureeing fresh strawberries and reducing them over heat to concentrate the flavor. Mix this puree with the whipped cream for a natural strawberry infusion.

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What is in a strawberry pie?

Graham Cracker Crumbs

Forms a sweet, crumbly crust that serves as the foundation of the pie.

Heavy Whipping Cream

Makes a softer, more spreadable frosting. When melted with chocolate it adds more fat and moisture to the mixture, resulting in a silkier blend.

Strawberry Jello

Creates a light, fluffy filling with a subtle strawberry flavor and a vibrant color.

Cream cheese

Provides a unique, tangy flavor. When baked it adds moisture to your treat.

Powdered Sugar

Is just finely ground granulated sugar. It will absorb moisture in your batter or dough. It dissolves easily, ensuring a smooth texture without grittiness. Because it is so fine, it can melt quickly in the oven and spread cookies out more. Powdered sugar also stabilizes and thickens the frosting, thanks to the small amount of cornstarch it contains.

Vanilla Extract

When using pure vanilla extract, as opposed to imitation flavoring, it will add the deep rich flavor that everybody wants in a treat.

Sliced Strawberries

Add a fresh, juicy layer to the top of the pie, enhancing its visual appeal and fruity taste.

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Storage Tips

This strawberry pie is best enjoyed within 2 days of preparation. Store covered in the refrigerator and add the fresh strawberry topping just before serving to ensure the freshest taste and presentation.

Recommended Equipment


Amazing Buys

If you love cute kitchenware you need to check out Sprig Ceramics for cute handmade dishes. I purchased this pie dish there. You should also shop at The Rosy Nook, that is where I found this adorable berry basket.

Why make strawberry pie?

This dessert effortlessly blends the richness of cheesecake with the refreshing lightness of a fruit pie. Perfect for any occasion or simply as a way to treat yourself, this strawberry pie promises to be a delightful culinary experience.

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Strawberry Pie

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Tim: 2 hours
Servings: 8
This soft and airy strawberry pie is cheesecake like but a light, more fresh feel and flavor.



  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs **about 13 cracker sheets
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter **melted
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp strawberry jello box mix
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sliced strawberries



  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Chop up the graham crackers in a food processor
  • Add the melted butter and brown sugar, mix until combined
  • Press into the bottom of a pie dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Once done, remove and allow it to cool down.


  • In a medium size bowl with a hand mixer, whip the heavy cream and strawberry jello mix until it reaches stiff peak
  • In a seperate bowl mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with the hand mixer until fully combined.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixer into the whipped cream mixer and whip until combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the cooled graham cracker pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to set for 2 hours
  • Once set, remove from the fridge and cover in sliced strawberries. Enjoy!


Calories: 494kcal Carbohydrates: 31g Protein: 5g Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 24g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0.3g Cholesterol: 115mg Sodium: 224mg Potassium: 133mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 22g Vitamin A: 1474IU Vitamin C: 0.4mg Calcium: 87mg Iron: 1mg

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