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1970's French Strawberry Pie Recipe

1970's French Strawberry Pie

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"My mom used to make this for our family back in '72. I totally loved it then as I do now! Very quick and easy to make. My mom used to make homemade crust but I always have trouble with mine and I recently found Keebler® ready made shortbread pie crusts!"

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. Beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon heavy cream together in a bowl. Spread into bottom of pie crust. Arrange about 2 cups quartered strawberries onto cream cheese layer.
  2. Mix 2 cups mashed strawberries, 1 cup sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan; cook over medium heat until slightly reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Pour cooled strawberry mixture over strawberry layer in pie crust. Chill in refrigerator until set, 2 hours.
  4. Beat 1 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Spread over cooled pie.
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Jul 01, 2012

I made this for Faceless Frenzy July 2012. For the shortbread crust I mixed 1/2 cup of softened butter with 1 Cup flour and 1/4 powdered sugar until it was crumbly then patted it into a tart pan. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350. The cream cheese layer needed a little sweetening - I would add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar to it. As for the glaze, I didn't want it chunky so a used a hand held blender to puree the strawberries in the pan - it was still to chunky so I ran the sauce through a fine mesh sieve and the glaze was perfect and glossy. I will make this again - it is beautiful.

Jul 03, 2012

Hi! This is like my mom's recipe from '70s. The mashed mixture of cooked strawberries isn't suppose to be smooth. This is different from the packaged strawberry glazes that you can buy. A little more rustic I guess. After the glaze is cooked, it will look like strawberry jam. Hope everyone enjoys this pie because I sure do!


5 Ratings

Aug 14, 2012

I loved this and it was a big hit after a summer bbq! I followed the review that suggested adding icing sugar to the cream cheese - added about 1/3 of a cup. Also used sugar cookie dough to create the crust.

Jul 15, 2012

My husband has fond memories of this pie from a previous neighbour. I had to make some changes for my family's preferences though. I live in Canada, I couldn't find a premade shortbread crust, I used the Joy of Baking's recipe for it. I don't have a tart pan, I used my 9 inch springform instead. My son doesn't eat cream cheese, I used President's Choice Dark Chocolate sauce instead. I had to add about 3/4 cup of water to the strawberry sauce, it was way too thick, I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup which was good for us, I used my immersion blender to puree. Next time I will use 1 tbsp cornstarch and sieve the sauce as Baking Nana did for a nicer presentation. It was enjoyed by all but I didn't like the cloudiness of the sauce.

Oct 27, 2014

OMG this is so good. Exactly what I was looking for. I only changed one thing and that was to add 1/3 c powered sugar to the cream cheese as someone else suggested. It was perfect with fresh strawberries.


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  • Calories
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.9 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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