Monday, May 22, 2023

Strawberry Cream Pie


 

Did you know that May 21st was National Strawberries and Cream Day? 

It's also International Tea Day, so I am covered!  I made a Strawberry Cream Pie to enjoy on my patio.  I covered the pie with tulle to keep the bugs away.   The tulle has strawberry buttons that I put on the corners to weight it down.

 

My dear friend, Bernideen, from Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog sent four of these darling strawberry napkins to me, because she said, "They look like they have your name on them!"  Wasn't that thoughtful and so generous of her?  I love them so much!  Thank you, Bernideen!


I had to use one of my favorite strawberry teacups for the occasion, which is Johnson Bros Strawberry Fair.  My cup is holding Adagio's Berry Creme Compote, which is an herbal tea.  I'm usually not fond of herbal teas, but this one is good, and I like it  iced, too, and it's a beautiful color.

My youngest son gave me this floral arrangement for belated Mother's Day.  It was so pretty when I first received it with beautiful peonies, ruffled tulips, ranunculus, Lenten roses, and other flowers.   On my drive home from their house, the peonies completely opened up.


Yield: 6-8
Author: Kitty, but recipe is from Southern Plate
Strawberry Cream Pie

Strawberry Cream Pie

This pie is so creamy, light and fluffy!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sugar (or Splenda)
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries; washed, tops removed and then coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • strawberry preserves for garnishing, if desired

Instructions

  1. Place the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the chopped strawberries to the bowl and beat again. Add the whipped topping and beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon the filling into the pie crust. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or wrap well and freeze for up to a month.
  4. To garnish, spoon some strawberry preserves that has been heated in the microwave just until warm, and spoon a little over each slice.

Notes

I think this would be good just spooned into dessert dishes, and forget the crust.

If you don't use this pie in a day or two, it should be frozen, as the strawberries start to weep.



My youngest granddaughter, Hayden, graduated from preschool this past week.  What a fun event that was to see all these happy faces receiving their diplomas!  Hayden's color that she was to wear was red and she had her mom put red chalk paint in her ponytail that morning. Each child was talked about by their teacher and she told what each of them wanted to be when they grew up.  Hayden wants to be a "cooker and a nail and hairstyle worker!"  

 


My oldest granddaughter, Avery, turned 16 this past week.  Isn't she a beauty?  Avery is smart, personable (she can talk to anyone), and excels at volleyball, and is captain on both her school team and club team.    


 

Look who came home for a 15 day visit??  Here's Riley with my daughter's family's new puppy, Tucker, a golden retriever.  They recently had to put their dog, Buddy, down after he was bit by a brown recluse spider.  I got to see Riley and go out to lunch with all of them at a Mexican restaurant.  Riley has been working in an army hospital in San Antonio, caring for those who are unable to care for themselves.  He's such a kind, gentle soul, who anyone would be grateful to have care for them. 


Thank you for your visit!  xo



19 comments:

  1. Oh, poor Buddy! It's never easy...Tucker is a cutie though!
    Your grandbabies are so Beautiful! I know everyone is happy that Riley is home for a while...
    hugs
    Donna

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  2. The strawberry buttons are an adorable and genius touch to your tulle pie cover Kitty! I've never seen that JB Strawberry Fair before, so pretty and perfect to enjoy your tea with a slice of pie. That Hayden is adorable and Avery is such a pretty young woman! I know everyone is glad to have Riley home for a visit, such good work he is doing. I've never heard of a dog bitten by a brown recluse spider...I'm so sorry. :( What fun to have a new puppy though. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. ♥

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  3. That pie looks amazing! It's wonderful to hear all about your family too. I think preschool graduations are the cutest.

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  4. Graduates are getting younger every year! So adorable. All your grands are a good looking group. The pie looks delicious. Bernideen's gift is lovely.

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  5. Kitty, that strawberry pie looks so good and I bet tastes delicious. I enjoyed looking at the photos of your family and I love those flowers too. Have a nice week Kitty.

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  6. I also celebrated International Tea Day yesterday! I'd love to have a slice of your yummy strawberry pie. I'm also a fan of the charming JB strawberry teacup.

    I always enjoy the updates on the grandkids. They're growing up so quickly!

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  7. P.S. I'm not a fan of herbal teas with hibiscus. They're too tart for my taste!

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  8. My daughter loves everything strawberry. We make so many recipes with them during this wonderful season. Now we can add a new one to try. Lve your tea parties and family pictures. Thanks for sharing, it brightens my day.

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  9. Oh poor Buddy! That's awful! Cute they do grad with cap and gowns for pre-school - so cute! Your pie looks absolutely amazing and I'd sure love a piece right now! Super sweet of Bernideen. She's the best. ♥ Riley looks great and that pup is so adorable.

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  10. Oh, I haven't had strawberry pie in far too long! Yours sounds divine, thanks Kitty! The napkins from your friend are so pretty! Congrats to Hayden and Avery, and I'm so glad you got to spend time with Riley, they are all so special!
    Jenna

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  11. I love how you styled your strawberry cream pie with the strawberry accessories. You have a darling family, and I enjoy reading about your grands, especially Riley!

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  12. Yumm, strawberry cream pie sounds heavenly. Love the buttons and those adorable strawberry napkins. Hayden is a cutie pie and Avery is a beauty. Riley is so sweet. Looks like you had a fun time Kitty.

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  13. Aw, it was great to see that Riley got to come home! I know you enjoyed your time with him. God bless you, sweet friend.๐Ÿ˜Š

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  14. I love this week's post, Kitty! The strawberry creme pie looks fabulous (we have Shoney's Big Boy original restaurant here, and their strawberry pie was always a favorite!). What a sweet gift from Bernadeen, and is that tatted edging?! On the family side, your bouquet is gorgeous, and Hayden's career choice(s) sound like she knows what she wants, given she already has her mom putting chalk paint in her hair. ๐ŸคฃAvery is a true beauty (love those dimples), and Riley's assignment close to home makes for a mother's (and grandmother's) thankful heart. So sorry about Buddy, but Tucker looks eager to fill the family with puppy love.❣️๐Ÿพ

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  15. Kitty,
    What a great post!! Love the tea cup and saucer!! The new pup is adorable but sorry to hear about the passing of the other one...That is never easy...Thanks so much for stopping by!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  16. Adorable post and adorable family as ever! Gorgeous teacup. Blessings.

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  17. oh those napkins! and your sweet, sweet family.

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  18. Oh Kitty, your beautiful grands are growing up so quickly. Those napkins are just so sweet and oh pie! Makes my mouth water. I hope that you have a wonderful Memorial Day friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  19. Such a wonderful post and that pie does catch the eye! Delicious. Glad you liked the napkins! Pretty table and wonderful grands!

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