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Strawberry Cheese Pie

Impressive as it looks, this dessert is really easy to prepare. I make it often when strawberries are at their peak. My husband thinks it's terrific, and I receive compliments when I serve the pie to guests. —Dorothy Bateman, Carver, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Line unpricked pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil and set shell aside.
  • In a bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Add eggs; mix until combined. Pour into shell. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine sour cream and remaining sugar in a bowl; mix well. Spread over filling. Turn oven off. Return pie to the oven for 15 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight. Before serving, top with strawberries. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 417 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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