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Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie

Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie – Homemade strawberry pudding, cream cheese, and whipped cream are combined to create a silky, light, and fluffy no-bake strawberry pie recipe that’s perfect for spring and summer.

Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

Ah, spring.

The days are longer, the weather is getting warmer, and the flavors of fresh produce are sweet and bold.

Is there anything better?

I don’t know about you, but as soon as the first seedlings start to sprout I’m ready to do away with the heavy comfort foods of winter, and dive head-first into light, bright, no-baking-required recipes.

This Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie is exactly what you need for welcoming the changing seasons. It’s easy to make, airy, yet creamy, and is packed with sweet strawberries.

No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe

The Best Strawberry Cream Pie

The secret to making the BEST Strawberry Cream Pie is to first and foremost use real strawberries to make a simple homemade strawberry pudding.

To achieve that heavenly fluffy consistency, the pudding is combined with cream cheese and freshly whipped cream. The result is a slightly tangy, wonderfully fruity, and refreshing cream pie.

And you’ll love how easy it is to make the terrifically crumbly no-bake crust for this Strawberry Cream Pie recipe!

You can even whip up this pie a day or so in advance of enjoying and keep in the fridge, making it perfect for spring and summer picnics and potlucks.

strawberry cream pie with strawberries and cream cheese

What Ingredients You Need

You’ll be amazed how simple the ingredients are to make this impressive, decadent Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie recipe.

To Make the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Graham crackers
  • Melted butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt

For the Strawberry Cream Pie Filling:

  • Sliced strawberries
  • Whole milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Heavy cream
graham crackers

How to Make an Easy Graham Cracker Crust

1. Place the graham crackers in a large food processor, and pulse into fine crumbs.

2. Next, add the melted butter, sugar, and salt to the food processor. Pulse again a few times to combine. Pour into a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan, and use your fingers to gently press the mixture up the sides of the pan and flat on the bottom to create a smooth crust.

Refrigerate the crust until ready to fill.

no-bake graham cracker pie crust

How to Make Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Filling

1. First, make the whipped cream: Wash the food processor bowl to reuse. (Or, use an electric stand mixer with a whip attachment.) Pour the heavy cream into the food processor and add 3 tablespoons sugar. Turn on high to whip the cream into firm peaks. Scoop the firm whipped cream into a separate bowl and refrigerate.

homemade whipped cream

2. Next, add the strawberries in syrup, whole milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt to the food processor. Puree until very smooth.

how to make homemade strawberry pudding

3. Pour the pudding mixture into a small sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes to thicken the pudding. It’s ready when it coats a spoon with thin opaque layer that stays separate when you run your finger through it.

4. Next, pour the pudding back into the food processor and add the cream cheese (to help cool down the pudding) and vanilla extract. Puree until smooth. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to bring the pudding temperature down to room temperature. 

5. Once the pudding has cooled to room temperature, scoop HALF the whipped cream into the pudding mixture and gently fold it in with a spatula. Once the whipped cream is fully combined and the filling is smooth, scoop the mixture into the graham cracker crust. Spread the filling to the sides of the crust.

light and fluffy strawberry pie

6. Scoop the remaining whipped cream on top of the pie filling. Use a spatula to spread it into a visually pleasing mound.

Refrigerate for 4+ hours before enjoying.

I like to add a few fresh strawberries right on top for an extra pretty presentation.

Get the Complete (Printable) Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe Below. Enjoy!

the best no-bake strawberry cream pie

The longer the pie chills in the fridge, the better the filling will set. Firm filling makes it much easier to cut and lift out of the pan.

Because it needs to set for several hours, this is a great recipe to make a day ahead of a picnic or party!

Covered loosely with plastic wrap or foil, Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie will keep well in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

light and fluffy strawberry cream pie slice

How Can I Make This a Gluten-Free No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie Recipe?

You can use Gluten-Free graham crackers is you like. Just make sure you have a full 1 ½ cups of crumbs.

What If I Can’t Find Frozen Sliced Strawberries in Syrup?

The sweetness from the fresh strawberries in syrup is pretty essential for getting the bold and bright strawberry pie flavor. You can easily make your own at home; I recommend putting together several batches at once to have on hand!

strawberry pie with no-bake crust and homemade strawberry pudding

Looking for More Easy Dessert Recipes?

Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 34 minutes
Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie – Homemade strawberry pudding, cream cheese, and whipped cream are combined to create a silky, light and fluffy no-bake strawberry pie recipe that's perfect for spring and summer.
Servings: 8 pieces

Ingredients

For the Crust –

  • 1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers crumbs about 12 whole graham crackers
  • 7 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the Strawberry Cream Pie Filling –

Instructions

For the Crust:

  • Place the graham crackers in a large food processor. Pulse into fine crumbs. (If you don’t have a food processor, you can place the graham crackers in a large zip bag and use a rolling pin to smash them into crumbs.)
  • Add the melted butter, sugar, and salt to the food processor. Pulse again to combine. Once the mixture is smooth, pour it into a 9 inch deep-dish pie pan.
  • Use your fingers to press the crumb mixture up the sides of the pan, and flat on the bottom. Try to make the crust as even and smooth as possible. Then refrigerate until ready to fill.

For the Strawberry Pudding Filling:

  • Wash the food processor bowl to reuse. (Or use an electric stand mixer with a whip attachment.) Pour the heavy cream into the food processor and add 3 tablespoons sugar. Turn on high to whip the cream into firm peaks. Scoop the firm whipped cream into a separate bowl. Refrigerate.
  • Next add the strawberries in syrup, whole milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt to the food processor. Puree until very smooth.
  • Pour the pudding mixture into a small sauce pan. Heat over medium heat. Stir and simmer for 3-5 minutes to thicken the pudding. It’s ready when it coats a spoon with thin opaque layer that stays separate when you run your finger through it.
  • Then pour the pudding back into the food processor and add the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Puree until smooth. (Adding the cream cheese later helps to bring down the pudding temperature.)
  • Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to bring the pudding temperature down to room temperature.
  • Once the pudding has cooled to room temperature, scoop HALF the whipped cream into the pudding mixture and gently fold it in with a spatula. Once the whipped cream is fully combined and the filling is smooth, scoop the mixture into the graham cracker crust. Spread the filling to the sides of the crust.
  • Scoop the remaining whipped cream on top of the pie filling. Use a spatula to spread it into a visually pleasing mound.
  • Refrigerate for 4+ hours, before serving.

Notes

You can use Gluten-Free graham crackers is you like. Just make sure you have a full 1 ½ cups of crumbs.
The longer the pie chills, the better the filling will set. Firm filling makes it much easier to cut and lift out of the pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 522kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 27g, Cholesterol: 150mg, Sodium: 421mg, Potassium: 261mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 1655IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 169mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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7 comments on “Fluffy No-Bake Strawberry Cream Pie”

  1. I really glad I found this recipe as I have frozen strawberries and also I have all the ingredients to do it . It s a very simple recipe nothing fancy. My husband will love it. Great for the summer
    no need to heat the oven

  2. Summer in a pie- this is just right!! Love all of the freshness!

  3. It might be ‘ no bake ‘ but you have to cook part of it. MISLEADING…..BUT YUMMY just the same…. there goes my waistline.

  4. I love how easy this is to make!!

  5. This is so perfect for summer! Very refreshing!

  6. Love it! It’s so easy to put together and so glad it’s no bake!

  7. It’s such a cool and refreshing dessert.
    I must admit; I do make something very much like this but I do mine in individual wide-mouth (4oz) canning jars or into 1/2 pint jars in place of a pie plate. Individual servings is great for family gatherings.
    Enjoy your dfay. Stay safe & stay healthy.