I hope all of you moms out there are having a wonderfully relaxing day. I am looking forward to spending this afternoon with my mom and the rest of my family. As usual, the gathering is centered around food and I was asked by the lady of the day to bring two of my Roasted Chickens and to make her favorite strawberry pie. Now I usually like to make multi-step, showstopping desserts, especially ones that include chocolate. But when Mom asks for the tastiest, simplest strawberry pie known to man as her Mothers’ day dessert, the dutiful daughter must comply. This is a recipe that has been in my mom’s repertoire since I was a child and she still frequently gets requests for it. It’s great because it only calls for 5 ingredients and doesn’t require turning on the oven — perfect for a hot summer day. Plus the pie is cool, fruity, and refreshing.
So what are you waiting for? Whip one of these babies up and see if you aren’t licking the bowl for breakfast, too ;)
By the way, my kitchen was featured on the blog Danny’s Kitchen yesterday. I am so honored to be chosen as the first guest for this feature on Danny’s site. Be sure to hop over and see more photos of the space where I create my kitchen delights (and flops) and find out what kind of pet I have in my backyard…
Fresh and Simple Strawberry Pie
8 ounces cream cheese, slightly softened
1 cup (4 ounces) powdered sugar
8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed
1 pint (12 ounces) fresh strawberries, sliced and patted dry
1-9″ graham cracker pie crust
Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Blend in the powdered sugar. Fold in the Cool Whip and then the strawberries. Spoon into the pie crust and garnish as desired. Chill before serving, at least 4 hours.
Source: My Mom :)