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No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

by elyn_ryn

This easy-to-make No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie recipe uses a premade chocolate crust. A lemon-flavored cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk filling is the perfect base for fresh heart-shaped strawberries!

This is an easy pie to make and is pretty for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want an easy, delicious dessert. It has a chocolate cookie crust made with Oreos (dark chocolate sandwich cookies) and a lemon filling made from cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. Additionally, you can substitute other fruit for the strawberries, such as raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries.

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Use a Premade Crust for No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

This recipe uses a pre-made chocolate cookie crust to save time. However, you can use a homemade crust if you prefer. You can find a recipe for a homemade crust by clicking here. The homemade crust has only two ingredients and is easy to make if you do not have the ready-made crust. If you make a homemade crust, you could substitute Lemon Oreos instead of chocolate for a citrusy variation. 

Make the Filling

You will need a mixer to remove any cream cheese lumps in the filling. It helps to let the cream cheese reach room temperature before use so that it creams easily. Mix all filling ingredients and then set the filling aside while you cut the strawberries into hearts.

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie
Use a prepared chocolate pie crust to quickly pull together this pie!

Cut Strawberries into Hearts

Since strawberries naturally resemble hearts, it is easy to cut them for this pie. First, wash and dry the strawberries ahead of time, so they can dry thoroughly. Then sort the strawberries by size. This makes it easier to place them on the finished pie.

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Remove the strawberry greenery by pulling it off. Try not to cut it to help the berry retain its natural strawberry shape.

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Use a sharp knife to cut out a V shape on the top of the strawberry (as shown below). This will get rid of the stem from the greenery.

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Once the V shape is cut into the strawberry, stand it on its pointed end. Use the knife to slice the strawberry in half, making two heart shapes.

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Repeat cutting the strawberries until you have enough to cover the top of the finished pie.

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Arrange the Strawberries for No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Place the strawberries into a pleasing arrangement, as shown in the photo below. I started by placing four large berries in the center of the pie, pointing the four bottom points into a center point. Then I positioned strawberries around the perimeter of the pie, pointing each berry’s bottom to the center of the pie. Continue placing strawberries this way until all the berries are placed on top of the pie. Fill in any holes with berries. The strawberries don’t have to be perfect–just in a pleasing arrangement. Enjoy!

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie

Other Strawberry Desserts

If you love strawberry desserts, here are links to other recipes you might like to try. Enjoy!

No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie
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No-Bake Strawberry Lemon Pie
A chilled lemon pie with chocolate cookie crust and strawberry garnish
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Beat the cream cheese with a mixer to break up any lumps.
  2. Add the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and salt. Beat for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until creamy.
  3. Add the lemon juice and beat until well mixed.
  4. Pour the crust into the ready-made crust.
  5. Remove the caps from the strawberries. Use a sharp knife to cut a V shape out of the top of the strawberries. Then stand the strawberries on their ends and cut them in half lengthwise. This will make a heart shape.
  6. Place the strawberry hearts around the perimeter of the pie. Then place another ring of strawberries inside the first ring of strawberries. Continue until the pie top is filled with heart-shaped strawberries.
  7. Chill for 4 hours to overnight. Serve chilled.
Recipe Notes

Size of Strawberries

Use similar-shaped strawberries if you have them.  If not, place the largest strawberry hearts in the center of the pie in a circle. Then fill in with all the other strawberries.

Making this a Gluten-Free Pie

Use the 2-ingredient homemade crust recipe for the Chocolate Lime Pie--find it by clicking here.  Substitute Gluten-Free Oreos for regular Oreos.

 

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