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No bake strawberry pie with a gluten-free graham cracker crust

Gluten-free No-bake Strawberry Pie

Sara Vaughn
This gluten-free strawberry pie is packed with fresh strawberry flavor with a creamy no-bake cheesecake filling in a graham cracker crust.
Prep Time 30 mins
Chill 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2-3 Cups Sliced Fresh Strawberries

Gluten-free Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 ½ Cups Gluten-free Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons Melted Butter Or you can use a dairy-free alternative.
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar

Gluten-free No-bake cheesecake filling

  • 8 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese
  • Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla

Gluten-free Strawberry Glaze

  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 3 Ounce Package of Strawberry Jell-O Mix

Instructions
 

Make the graham cracker crust.

  • Crush the gluten-free graham crackers. You want to make sure you have a fine crumb.
    1 ½ Cups Gluten-free Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Combine the crushed graham crackers, sugar, and melted butter into a bowl until it looks like wet sand.
    1 ½ Cups Gluten-free Graham Cracker Crumbs, 4 Tablespoons Melted Butter, 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Transfer the graham cracker mixture to your baking dish and gently press it down.
  • Go back over the crust using the back of a measuring cup and firmly press the crust together.
  • Either chill the crust for a complete no-bake pie or bake the crust for about 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool before assembling the rest of the pie.

Make the no-bake cheesecake filling.

  • Cream the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla together in a small bowl.
    8 Ounces Softened Cream Cheese, ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar, 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice, ½ Teaspoon Vanilla
  • In a separate bowl whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks are formed. If you want you can blend this in a small food processor, use an immersion blender or your regular blender to whip your cream.
    ⅓ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

Prepare the strawberries.

  • Wash, dry and slice your strawberries into desired pieces.
    2-3 Cups Sliced Fresh Strawberries

Make the strawberry glaze

  • Combine the water, sugar and cornstarch into a small pot.
    ¾ Cup Sugar, 1 Cup Water, 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • While whisking, cook the the mixture over medium-high heat until the liquid becomes transparent and it starts to thicken. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
    3 Ounce Package of Strawberry Jell-O Mix
  • Once the liquid has become transparent, remove it from the heat and stir in the Jell-O packet.
  • Whisk the Jell-O into the sugar mixture and set it aside.

Assemble the strawberry pie.

  • Start with your gluten-free graham cracker crust.
  • Then spread the layer of the no-bake cheesecake into the crust.
  • Arrange the fresh strawberries how you want on top of the cheesecake filling.
  • Pour the strawberry glaze over the strawberries.
  • Cover and place the strawberry pie into the fridge to set for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • Wash and completely dry your strawberries. - This is not a recipe where using frozen strawberries is recommended. Be sure to use fresh strawberries in this pie.
  • Assemble your pie before making the glaze. - Once the glaze is made, it will start to set up as it cools. Assembling your pie before you make the glaze helps to ensure that the glaze is on the pie before it does.
  • Keep your strawberry pie cold. - This gluten-free pie has cream cheese, sour cream, and jell-o. Heat is not this pies friend. Trust me, though, it cuts perfectly right out of the fridge, and the coldness from the pie will be refreshing on a hot summer day.
How long does gluten-free strawberry pie last?
This strawberry pie will typically hold up about 2-3 days once it's made when covered with plastic wrap and stored in the fridge. After that, the strawberries will start to break down and make the pie soggy.
Can you make strawberry pie ahead of time?
Knowing this gluten-free strawberry pie will only last a few days in the fridge, there are a few tricks you can do to make this gluten-free pie ahead of time without becoming a mess before you can eat it.
  • Make it but don't assemble the pie. - I like to make the different layers of the pie a day or two ahead (except the glaze) and then just assemble it the morning of. This keeps each layer fresh and separate, so the pie is like being made on the same day.
  • You can also assemble the pie, except for the glaze the day before. - If I want the day of assembly to go quicker, I will make and assemble the strawberry pie up to the point of making the glaze. Then the morning of, I will make the glaze and pour it over the pie to chill until I am ready to serve it.
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