Pretend it's Summer- Strawberry Cream Pie | Occasionally Crafty: Pretend it's Summer- Strawberry Cream Pie

Sunday, March 11

Pretend it's Summer- Strawberry Cream Pie

 I don't really have to pretend it's summer. Most people's summer is our spring here in Phoenix.  Today, it's sunny and 81 degrees!  I tend to get slightly panicky in March, because I know our RIDICULOUSLY HOT weather is just around the corner, and I haven't been taking full advantage of the beauty that is March in Phoenix!

I volunteered at our school's spring festival on Saturday, though, and even got a bit sunburned on my arms.  So, yeah, this Strawberry Cream Pie will hit the spot!

I love this recipe, because it tastes almost like cheescake, even though there is no cream cheese in it.  It's cool and refreshing, and I love the homemade glaze in the strawberries.

The original recipe is here at Lemonbasil.  Since I didn't come up with it myself or modify it in any way, I'm going to let you click over there and thank her for the recipe.  (Really, it's worth the extra click!)
I did cheat by using a refrigerated pie crust, but due to shrinkage I wouldn't recommend it for best results.

Enjoy your pie now, or save it for summer- it's sure to impress at your next gathering, or just for your sweet family!

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  1. Hi Valerie~

    Good stuff!! Summer will be here before we know it. I invite you to link to my {k.i.s.s.} blog bash. :)


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  2. This looks so good! I make a very good strawberry pie, but it's not a "cream" pie. I might have to try the cream part.

  3. oh yeah.. that looks like summer!!! I am ready.

  4. Dear Valerie, I have spent the day with Marcus and I needed to tell you how much I love you ~ not knowing you but loving you through your wonderful blog. I have it set up on my igoogle reader so the second you post I can see all the wonderful things you are making and see the kids and even see Marcus (the little boy I saw grow into a great man) every now and again. Thank you for all the wonderful things you show me. I then copy and share your ideas with my family ~ I am the official blog watcher for my family. Lark gave me the links to check out. I love and appreciate you. Loretta Swan

  5. @Criterion Ranch Thanks Loretta! You are really too sweet! I wish I could've been there for the funerals and see everyone, too. I appreciate your support!

  6. @LeslieOh, Leslie, I am NOT ready for summer. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Thanks for sharing this recipe Valerie over at the Real Housemoms Facebook page! It looks delicious and I will be making it this week!



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