25 December 2008

Strawberry Cream Pie

In an effort to keep cool this summer and to eat proportionally, I prepared no-bake desserts in ramekins. One such recipe is the Strawberry Cream Pie which originally appeared in Domino's Magazine. I made the recipe for two.

2 lbs. fresh strawberries (about 4 pints), tops removed, plus 4 strawberries, reserved

1 ¼ cups whole milk

¾ cup sugar

5 tbsp. cornstarch

3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

2 ½ cups graham-cracker crumbs

10 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

1 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp. confectioners' sugar

Place 2 pounds strawberries in a blender and blend on high until pureed, about 10 seconds (do in two batches if necessary). Combine milk, sugar and cornstarch in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, and whisk until dissolved. Add the strawberry puree and lemon juice. Cook on high heat, whisking frequently, until the mixture is thick and bubbling (about 7 minutes); remove from heat. Place graham-cracker crumbs in a 10" x 1 ½"-deep pie plate, drizzle with melted butter and mix until all the crumbs are moistened. With the back of a spoon, press evenly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate to form a crust. Pour strawberry filling into crust and let cool completely (about 30 minutes). Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, place heavy cream in a mixing bowl and, with an electric mixer, blend on high until stiff peaks form. Add confectioners' sugar and blend another 10 seconds. Using a spatula, spread the whipped cream over the filling. Slice reserved strawberries, add to top and serve. Serves 6 to 8.


  1. rumor has it that Domino may have to fold due to the economic crises. I'd hate to see this happen, but at the same time, I was annoyed that they wanted me to renew my subscription when I still have 2 years to go!!

  2. i love the idea using ramekins as a way to portion control. it is so nice to have dessert out of the individual ramekins. heavy cream! yum-o!

  3. The recipe is from a "free" issue of Domino. Domino wanted me to subscribe as it replaced my beloved House & Garden.