Creamy Strawberry Pie


because it’s Saturday and it’s the best day of the week

because I’m in Italy

because my mom’s surgery went great and she is healthy and fine

and because I’m happy,

I have decided to share with you this creamy, sweet, pie recipe I made a few weeks ago before leaving China for a dinner with friends.

This pie needs no baking, so perfect for us fellow expats who happen to live in an apartment with no oven. All you need is a list of simple ingredients and a fridge.

Ingredients (serves 8):

  • 20 whole oreo cookies
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup strawberry
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 170 ml strawberry yogurt
  • 1 package of instant vanilla custard
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp of jell-o gelatin, strawberry flavor
  • extra strawberries to garnish

Grab about 20 whole oreo cookies,

place them in a zip lock bag and with a rolling pin crust them

If you own a food processor go ahead and use it!…I’m not that lucky…

Melt about 1/4 cup butter, stir it in until well combined

Pour into a standard pie pan and press evenly

save a couple of tbsp of the crust to decorate the top of the pie

Bake for about 5 min at 180 C. Note: you don’t want to cook the crust, just enough to set it.

Now go ahead and make the filling.

Wash strawberries, then cut’em into very small pieces

Add sugar, stir and place in a strainer so they can release all water

Meanwhile in a bowl of your electric mixer place yogurt

grab one package of instant vanilla custard (you can find it for about 20 rmb at Cityshop)

and pour it in the bowl. Beat at medium speed for a couple of minutes

Pour in heavy cream and beat until whipped

now, here comes the kick. Grab some Jello-o gelatine

keep mixing, add a couple of tbsp of o’jello and mix until well combined and whipped

Turn off the mixer and fold in strained strawberries until just combined

Pour filling on top of the crust

and spread evenly

Grab some of the leftover crumb and sprinkle on top

garnish with more chopped strawberries

and refrigerate for at least 2 hours for a more creamy pie

If you want a more settled pie, put it in the freezer and remove only 15-20 min before serving

Have a great weekend you all!

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.