Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Strawberry Cream Pie

In the late 70's Philadelphia Cream Cheese Pies were the craze. My husbands friends would often travel through Wauchula when traveling to and from State Farm's Fl office in Winter Haven. His friend Brian always planned to be traveling through Wauchula around lunch time and I knew that this Strawberry Cream Pie was his favorite. I even gave his wife the recipe, but he said that it just didn't taste the same.Here is the famous Strawberry Cream Pie, Wauchula style.

Strawberry Cream Pie

1 Box Keebler Graham Cracker Crumbs-use the graham cracker pie crust recipe on the box for the baked 9 inch crust. An already prepared crust will not do justice to this pie.
1 8 oz package Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon high quality vanilla-madagascar preferably
Dash of freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup strawberry slices
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup sifted confectioners sugar

Combine softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg. Beat with mixer until smooth. Mash 3/4 cup of the strawberry slices; stir into cream cheese mixture. Whip cream with confectioner's sugar until stiff peaks form; fold into cream cheese mixture. Fold remaining strawberries into cream cheese mixture;spoon into crust. Chill several hours or overnight. Garnish each slice with a whole strawberry if desired.

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