Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

strawberry cheesecake pie on a plate

The perfect cheesecake for a summer treat. Use fresh strawberries if they are in season!


8 ounces of natural cream cheese; softened
1/3 cup sugar (or sugar substitute*)
2 medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups organic sour cream; divided
3 packets True Lemon
1 9-inch graham cracker crust (pre-made)
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Put soft cream cheese in a bowl and beat with mixer until smooth.
  3. Slowly add sugar, blending on slow speed, and beat in eggs, vanilla, True Lemon, and 1 c sour cream.
  4. Pour into crust and bake in oven for 45 minutes, until browned on top.
  5. Turn oven off and leave pie in for another 30 minutes.
  6. Remove and cool, then refrigerate and chill completely.
  7. Combine remaining sour cream with strawberries and 1 packet of True Lemon; blend thoroughly and pour on top of pie.
  8. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Submitted by Betty, TN.
*If using sugar substitute, be sure to check the sweetness equivalent to regular sugar. Oftentimes substitutes are much sweeter, and much less can be used.