Strawberry Lemonade Pie

This Strawberry Lemonade Pie is a BEST OF SHOW winning pie from the county fair!  This pie has a golden Oreo crust that’s covered with a sweet filling made with cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk.

This strawberry cream cheese pie with strawberry jam, sweetened condensed milk and a fresh hint of lemon is the perfect dessert for summer!

Another delicious and easy dessert with fresh strawberries that we love is Strawberry Banana Split Cake and Strawberry Sheet Cake.

Slice of Strawberry cream cheese pie next to whole pie plate and fresh strawberries

This post is sponsored by the Ohio State Fair, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

We LOVE the fresh and sweet flavor combinations in this pie.  Sweet strawberry jam spread over a creamy filling made of whipping cream, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with lemon zest and lemon juice make the perfect strawberry lemon dessert for summer!

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The Golden Oreos and butter make the best pie crust!  The proof is in the pie because this is an award winning recipe!

Culinary Arts Cooking and Baking Contests at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair asked me to share details about their Culinary Arts contests.  As I thought more about what to share, I thought of my friend Jennifer Noble who enters culinary competitions as the state and local level.  Each year and she cleans up the ribbons because her recipes make you clean up your plate!

I asked Jennifer if she would be willing to share a few of her recipes and she eagerly met with me and shared so much great information!

The first recipe to feature is her Strawberry Lemonade Pie.  This cream pie has been a huge hit in our house and will be made again!  Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect summer drink, so this is the perfect summer pie!  It’s so good Jennifer won Best of Show at a cooking contest with this recipe!

Whole strawberry cream cheese pie with fresh lemon on a teal plaid placemat

If you enjoy this recipe you may also like our Lemon Cake Cookies, Farmhouse Lemon Bars, or Lemon-Raspberry Bars.

Contests at the Ohio State Fair – History

Jennifer grew up in a suburb of Columbus and has a long family history of participating in culinary competitions at local fairs and the state fair.  Her grandma got the family hooked, her mom kept going and won over 300 ribbons and Jennifer has already topped that!

In 1976 Jennifer’s mom Vickie took a cake decorating class with her neighbor and entered a cake in the Ohio State Fair.  Vickie earned her first ribbon with a cake and then kept going for 17 years and earned over 300 ribbons.

As a kid Jennifer spent a lot of time in the Arts & Crafts building at the Ohio State Fair.  That’s what she did with her mom all summer, create entries for the state fair.  The whole neighborhood would be over at their house eating pies, candies, jams, sewing and more.

Jennifer modeled the outfits that her mom made.  She recalls that it was a right of passage to be allowed to carry a precious entry into the competition.

Ohio State Fair Creative Arts Entry Drop-Off

One of the annual entries was fair managers candy box.  Vickie made two boxes each year and the fair manager was presented with one.  She won many times.

r Managers Candy Box Competition with Vickie Noble

Jennifer treasures the experiences and memories of participating in the Ohio State Fair competitions and she would like to see more people get involved and have fun! 

What’s Needed to Make Strawberry Pie

  • Golden Oreos
  • Butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Whipping cream
  • Sugar
  • Strawberry jam

Tips for Making Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

This is the best cream pie I’ve ever made, but know that it does take some time and focus.  I tried to rush the process the first time I made it.  The second pie that I made by paying attention to detail was MUCH better!

  • Make sure the cream cheese has been softened, if the mixer can’t beat it smooth the cream cheese hasn’t been properly softened
  • Finish step two, transfer to a separate bowl and chill
  • Wash the mixer bowl and beater and get them both cold before whipping the cream – this will help create a stiff peak
  • Begin with low speed on the mixer and work up to high speed – high speed makes this recipe happen
  • Only use fresh lemon juice for optimum flavor
  • Keep ingredients cool or cold when mixing them together
  • Ensure that the whipping cream looks like this and has a stiff peak
whipping cream with a stiff peak in a mixing bowl

This Strawberry Lemonade Pie is worth the work and is a new farmhouse favorite of ours!  Another of our farmhouse favorite pies is this Caramel Apple Pie.  A couple easier pie recipes are Peanut Butter Pie and Berry Cheesecake Pie.

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!

Collage of Strawberry Lemonade Pie pictures with text

Other Farmhouse Favorite Desserts:

Printable Strawberry Lemonade Pie Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Cream Pie with cream cheese

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Servings 8 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
This Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie is a BEST OF SHOW winning pie from the county fair!  This pie is creamy and sweet and the perfect treat with a fresh lemon flavor!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cool / Freezing Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 30 Golden Oreo cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam melted and cooled

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, pulse cookies to form crumbs. Add melted butter and pulse to combine. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan.
    Freeze while you prepare the filling.
  • Melt strawberry jam and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add the sweetened condensed milk and beat for one minute. Mix in the lemon juice and zest and beat until smooth.
  • In a separate cold bowl, beat the cream and sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread into the prepared crust.
  • Spoon the strawberry jam over the lemon filling. Swirl gently with a sharp knife. Cover and refrigerate until firm, 4-6 hours.

Notes

  • Make sure the cream cheese has been softened, if the mixer can’t beat it smooth the cream cheese hasn’t been properly softened
  • Finish step two, transfer to a separate bowl and chill
  • Wash the mixer bowl and beater and get them both cold before whipping the cream – this will help create a stiff peak
  • Begin with low speed on the mixer and work up to high speed – high speed makes this recipe happen
  • Only use fresh lemon juice for optimum flavor
  • Keep ingredients cool or cold when mixing them together

Nutrition

Calories: 787kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 10gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 485mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 1gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 1568IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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2 Comments

  1. This amazing recipe is something that you must try in order to taste something unique and healthy. It is easy to read and I am sure it will be easy to make as well. Do you think this pie would still be as delicious if I substitute the butter for coconut oil?

    1. Hello! I’m not sure as I’ve never tested that version, but I would love to hear how it tastes if you do. Thanks!

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