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Strawberry Lover's Pie Recipe

Strawberry Lover's Pie Recipe

The second question people ask when I serve them this pie is, "What's your recipe?" It comes right after their first question: "May I have another slice?" I like sewing and quilting, gardening…and canning the surplus! —Lauretha Rowe, Scranton, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam, melted


  • 1. In a large saucepan, melt 2 oz. chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly; spread or brush over the bottom and up the sides of pastry shell. Chill.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over chocolate layer; cover and chill for 2 hours.
  • 3. Arrange strawberries over the filling; brush with jam. Melt the remaining chocolate and drizzle over the top. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 286 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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faith5613 User ID: 7425833 226591
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"This is always my "Go to" recipe for something quick and easy to make for a potluck or BBQ. Thank you for a terrific recipe. I always get requests for this recipe."

smdenise User ID: 7759322 3953
Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"This pie is so good!!"

SheeDreems User ID: 1436301 8784
Reviewed May. 8, 2014

"Cream cheese mixture needs something..... A slash of lemon juice or almond extract along with the vanilla or a small layer of whipped topping also splash the top with Redi Whip in random spots. Or as one comment said add a I'm going to say a thin layer of strawberry glaze to the top of the cream cheese mixture / something anyone of the above or all of the above would make this pie much better then it is. I would also definitely double the chocolate amt called for. I don't know where this pie won it's prize to be a prize winning recipe but it is definitely lacking as is. But it does have possibilities. The strawberry jam is what makes it! I am a great baker if I do say so myself so I do know what I am talking about with my suggestions. A small amount of peach nectar could also be used in the cream cheese mixture to make this recipe really pop!!!"

MarcyC48 User ID: 2794696 12965
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"I have made this many times. I didn't always have the strawberry jam so I used the strawberry glaze that you can purchase in the produce department. Like the creator of this recipe, people always ask me for the recipe after they tell me how much they love the pie!"

morecovery User ID: 5668360 6963
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"Follow the directions to a t! I tried to add a lil more choc.the crust. It made it a little bit hard to cut for even pieces. But tasted amazing!!"

Angene User ID: 5853813 8781
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Every year I pick at least 60 lbs. of strawberries. There is only 2 pies that I have been making and this is one of them. And know i'm deciding there is more different ones out there to try. This strawberry lover's pie is my favorite, by far"

Mayzr97 User ID: 1597480 12912
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"What an awesome pie! I have been making it for 17 years! I usually double the filling. I use a premade graham crust & have used frozen mixed berries - always turns out wonderful!"

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 3952
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"I have made this pie many times and we always enjoy it. The chocolate does make it a bit difficult to cut the pie, but the flavor makes up for it. I do find that if the pie sits overnight (which is not specified or required), the berries do tend to "weep" a bit and the jam topping tends to liquefy. Still, the flavor is good enough to overlook that, in my opinion. It definitely is better if you can prepare and serve it all in the same day."

charles coello User ID: 3504906 16538
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"This is supposedly a "prize winning recipe", and "quick". In my experience making this recipe, it is neither. If it is prize winning, it is based on appearance only.

A waste of time and ingredients. It turned to a liquid mush in my refrigerator over night."

MrsHanna User ID: 5477667 8777
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"I made this reciped for Easter and it turned out pretty good! It was simple to make but the only thing I would change is to use milk chocolate or white chocolate instead of the semi-sweet. I am not a big fan of semi-sweet!"

ArianeDawn User ID: 4428953 12911
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"I love this pie! I have made it for a pie auction and it was one of the most popular pies! I love the suggestions from others, because it is a little time consuming made exactly as directed...but worth it!"

Mayzr97 User ID: 1597480 6957
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"Awesome! I've been making this recipe for 15 years now! I use a large premade graham cracker crust & use the Marzetti strawberry glaze. I usually double the white filling & have had success using frozen mixed berries. It's always gone the 1st day!"

rcross11111 User ID: 4495671 16537
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2009

"My daughter made this pie - so simple. Our company loved it and so did the family!!! easy, beautiful... and taste as good as it looks! After cooking the pie shell, we just sprinkled the bottom with chocolate chips that we had on hand. We put it back in the oven until the chips softened then quickly removed and smoothed out the chips making solid chocolate crust... yum, yum! We will make this again for another family gathering this weekend as it satisfies almost any taste bud!"

newgardenersc User ID: 679157 11393
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"This pie is super-easy to make and looks beautiful when it's done. My friends were bidding on who could take it home."

gina4582 User ID: 3256107 12347
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2008

"This looks so yummy I cannot wait to try it."

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