Whenever I make this banana cream cheese pie topped with a thick strawberry sauce, everyone looks forward to dessert. The recipe was passed on to me by my mother-in-law. —Zahra Sulemanji, Houston, Texas
Banana Cream Cheese Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Combine bananas and lemon juice; stir into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in strawberries and food coloring if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool. Drizzle some over pie. Cut into wedges; serve with remaining topping.