Sunday, July 12, 2009

Strawberry Cream Pie

I'm making this for a small get together at a friends house tomorrow night... I can't wait to see how it turns out!

For the crust:
Please don't cheat and buy a pre-made crust! They taste like junk and this one is so easy to make :)

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (1 pkg crushed)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
5 Tablespoons melted margarine or butter

Mix above ingredients together. Using the back of a large spoon, press crumb mixture firmly on bottom and up sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake crust at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes, or until light golden brown. Cool then fill.

Cream Cheese Mixture:
1 small pkg Cream Cheese (3 1/2 oz.)
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip
(I buy a small cool whip, you will use the rest for the top of pie)

Beat Cream Cheese with hand mixer, until smooth. Blend in Powdered sugar until smooth. Blend in the cool Whip. Fill Cooled Pie shell with Cream Mixture on bottom and almost to the top of crumb shell. Refrigerate while preparing berry mixture.

Berry Topping:
1 1/2 to 2 cups of sliced or whole Strawberries
1 pkg Strawberry Danish junket (4 3/4 oz.)
It's close to the jello in the grocery store)
1 3/4 cups COLD Water

Stir contents of junket pkg into 1 3/4 cups cold water in medium saucepan. Bring to a full boil or medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for one good minute. The Berry sauce, will darken in color after that minute. Cool slightly, and then add your sliced or whole berries. Pour Berry Sauce over the top of Cream mixture, being careful, not to cover the tops of the graham cracker crust completely. It will make your crumbs soft. Cool in the fridge until pie is well set. Top with additional Cool Whip if desired. Enjoy! So simple.

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