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Fresh Strawberry Pie
Makes 8


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Toss together cookie crumbs and melted butter; press into 9-in. (23 cm) pie pan, covering the bottom and up 3/4 in. (2 cm) on the sides. (Note: The sides of this shallow crust do not reach the rim of the pan.) Bake 10 min. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Spread into pie crust. Chill about 1 hr. until firm.
  • Melt strawberry jam in small saucepan set over medium-low heat for 3 to 5 min. until runny. Cool slightly; toss with strawberries to coat.
  • Top pie with strawberries. Serve immediately.

Tip: Use a pre-made graham or chocolate cookie crust. Substitute any jam.

  • 1 cup (250 mL) finely crushed chocolate chip cookies (blitzed in processor)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) unsalted butter, melted 
  • 8 oz (250 g) brick-style plain cream cheese 
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) strawberry jam 
  • 4 cups (1 L) halved strawberries