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.
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.
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.
Remove the strawberry greenery by pulling it off. Try not to cut it to help the berry retain its natural strawberry shape.
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.
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.
Repeat cutting the strawberries until you have enough to cover the top of the finished 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!
Other Strawberry Desserts
If you love strawberry desserts, here are links to other recipes you might like to try. Enjoy!