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Cream Cheese and Strawberry Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
Author: Thrive Foods
Serves: 8
  • For Strawberry topping:
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups THRIVE™ Whole Strawberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. THRIVE™ Iodized Salt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup THRIVE™ White Sugar
  • For cream cheese filling:
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust, 9-inch
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese (8oz.), room temperature
  • ¾ cup THRIVE™ White Sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip or other whipped topping
  1. Start with the strawberry topping by whisking cold water and cornstarch into a slurry.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a medium-size saucepan, combine strawberries, water, vanilla, salt, lemon juice, and sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil and immediately add the cornstarch slurry to thicken mixture.
  5. Cook for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  6. Cool in refrigerator for several hours.
  7. To make the cream cheese filling, place cream cheese in a bowl and whip with a hand blender until light and airy.
  8. Slowly add the sugar and vanilla and whip until well incorporated.
  9. Fold in the whipped topping until well incorporated.
  10. Spread this mixture into the bottom of the pie crust evenly and top with the cooled strawberry topping.
  11. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
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