This simple No Bake Strawberry Pie is creamy and fruity and perfect for parties or any kind of gathering.
I hope you all had a fantastic Father’s Day weekend! Our family went on our first camping trip this year and it was quite the adventure (as expected with a 1 year old, 3 year old, and 4 year old). The kids had an absolute blast while Dan and I well…we’re exhausted, but it was still awesome to spend the entire weekend together nonetheless. I enjoyed it more than last summer when our youngest was only 6 months old and was a “challenging” baby, so this was a MUCH easier experience! We hope that the more we go camping, the more our kids will grow to appreciate the outdoors and fall in love with it like we have! Anyone else enjoy camping?
So about this simple dessert. Our Recipe Redux challenge this month was to make one of our favorite pies that are a bit healthier than your typical high fat or high sugar dessert. Well, I don’t typically make fruit desserts since I’m a chocolate lover, but I know my dad and husband enjoy them so I chose this strawberry pie. And it just happens to be perfect timing for Father’s Day. We’re actually celebrating it today so I can’t tell you how much they enjoyed it but I can bet they are going to love it.
I decided to take a more simple recipe and add mashed strawberries to the filling to make it extra sweet and I think it turned out fantastic (of course I sampled it quite a bit). Even for a chocolate lover, this pie makes the grade.
This time I used reduced fat “cream cheese.” I placed cream cheese in quotes because it’s actually not cream cheese but you likely would never know it. By law, cream cheese is required to have a minimum milkfat content of 33 percent by weight and a maximum moisture content of 55 percent by weight. So what I actually used was Neufchâtel cheese, which is marketed as low-fat or reduced fat cream cheese, in the same packaging style and size, but if you look closely it will say Neufchâtel cheese. I like to use the reduced fat option since it cuts down on saturated fat and calories yet still maintains a delicious flavor.
And one of the best parts about this recipe is that it takes about 10 minutes to make!
This No Bake Strawberry Pie recipe first appeared on Chocolate Slopes.
And don’t forget to check out a variety of amazing pies from my fellow Recipe Redux members below. You might just want to drop what you’re doing and start baking!