Strawberry Cream Pie With Chocolate Cookie Crust

Strawberry Cream Pie With Chocolate Cookie Crust

A chocolate cookie crust makes this strawberries-and-cream pie taste a bit like Neapolitan ice cream, but other crumbly cookies or sweet crackers work too. The best strawberries have a heady scent — they should smell like candy — and likely won’t need sweetening. But strawberry sweetness varies greatly, so taste one and toss them all with a little sugar as needed.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Make the crust: Heat oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the middle position. Place cookies, sugar and salt in a food processor and process until finely ground. (You should have about 1 1/2 cups). Add butter and pulse until the mixture looks like wet sand.
  2. Step 2

    Transfer mixture to a standard 9-inch pie plate. Using the bottom of a flat-bottomed measuring cup, press the mixture up the sides and into the bottom of the pie plate. Bake on the middle rack until dry and set, 20 to 25 minutes. (If the crust slumps or puffs while it bakes, gently press it back into place while still warm with the measuring cup and proceed.) Let cool completely.
  3. Step 3

    Make the filling: Place 3 tablespoons cold water in a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over top and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Combine cream, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk in gelatin mixture until completely dissolved, then whisk cream mixture into sour cream. Pour filling into cooled crust and refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours and up to 2 days. (If making ahead, wrap tightly once set).
  4. Step 4

    Toss strawberries with sugar, if needed, and let sit for 10 minutes. Pile strawberries and any accumulated juices on top of pie just before serving.