Mini Strawberry Cream Pies

Mini Strawberry Cream Pies 

September 28: National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

Summer seems to linger later in South Texas. So before we say hello to the harvest season, we want to bid a final farewell to berry season with a strawberry cream pie. It is a light and luscious dessert with a pale pink shade that is perfect for all seasons and social occasions. Following the tiny treats-trend, we turned a standard size strawberry cream pie into many minis! The individual desserts are delicious as sweet, small servings. Try the traditional-sized pie as tiny treats! They are terrific to observe the transition of summer to fall as well as to celebrate National Strawberry Cream Pie Day.

Recipe

(Adapted from AllRecipes.com)

Ingredients

  • 15 mini pie crusts (we used Keebler brand; equivalent of 2 ½ packages of 6)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup strawberries, mashed
  • 8 ounces (1 bar) cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • extra whole strawberries for garnish

Directions

Beat the egg white and brush on the bottom and sides of the mini pie crusts. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for five minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

MIni Strawberry Cream Pies

Wash the strawberries and dry with a paper towel. Cut into small pieces. Mash with a fork to yield one cup. Set aside. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese with the sugar and vanilla.

MIni Strawberry Cream Pies

Fold in the mashed strawberries. In another bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream, gradually adding the powdered sugar, until stiff peaks form.

MIni Strawberry Cream Pies

Fold this into the cream cheese-strawberry mixture, reserving ½ cup of cream for the top garnish. Scoop into the mini pie crusts. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight until firm and set. Pipe extra whipped cream into a swirl top. Garnish with a small, whole strawberry. Serve chilled.

MIni Strawberry Cream Pies

Notes

  • One 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip may be substituted for the sweetened whip cream.
  • Make a standard size strawberry cream pie by cutting the filling recipe in half and spreading it into a pre-made crust.
  • Search our blog for more pie and strawberries recipes.

Strawberries and Cream Protein Shake

Strawberries and Cream Protein Shake

May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day

A shake made with strawberries and cream is pretty in pink—but it packs a punch when protein powder is mixed in.  After a hard workout at the gym, Highlander replenishes himself with a healthy and nutritious shake like the one photographed above. It’s tough enough for building muscle and tasty enough for a blog recipe post on National Strawberries and Cream Day.

Recipe

(Adapted from Protein Body Building)

Ingredients

Directions

Wash the strawberries and cut off their leafy tops. Put them in a blender with the sour cream, milk and protein powder. Blend to liquefy all the ingredients.  Pour the shake into a tall glass. Garnish with a strawberry.

Strawberries and Cream Protein Shake

Notes

  • Substitutions can be made for this recipe. Use water or juice instead of milk and vanilla-flavored whey protein powder instead of strawberry-flavored.
  • Search our blog for posts on other healthy recipes.