Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie

For a hint of subtle heat, we added a pinch of black pepper to the crust of this rich Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie. It’s the perfect cake-pie combo to make for your Valentine! Get more cream-filled pies in our Artisan Pies & Tarts Special Issue. 

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Pie
Makes 1(9-inch) pie
  • 1½ cups (195 grams) graham cracker crumbs
  • 7 tablespoons (98 grams) unsalted butter, melted
  • ⅔ cup (133 grams) plus 2 tablespoons (24 grams) granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ teaspoon (1 gram) ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages (450 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon (8 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs (100 grams)
  • ¼ cup (60 grams) sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup (213 grams) strawberry preserves
  • ½ cup (85 grams) chopped fresh strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 9-inch pie plate with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, 2 tablespoons (24 grams) sugar, pepper, and salt. Using a measuring cup, press mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared plate.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F (170°C).
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat cream cheese at medium speed until creamy, stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add flour and remaining ⅔ cup (133 grams) sugar, beating until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition (do not overbeat). Reduce mixer speed to low. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating until smooth. Pour into prepared crust.
  5. In the container of a blender, place preserves and strawberries; blend until smooth. Drizzle 5 tablespoons (100 grams) strawberry mixture over filling. Using the tip of a knife, gently swirl over top of pie. Refrigerate remaining strawberry mixture.
  6. Bake until edges are set and slightly puffed, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate until cold, about 3 hours. Serve with remaining strawberry mixture.



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  2. […] Another bestie got a little bit older and for the special occasion I whipped up a strawberry cheesecake pie. I think I may prefer this over normal cheesecake. My one misstep here was the swirl. I forgot to swirl in the strawberry sauce pre-baking, so you can only imagine my panic when 10 minutes in, I reread the recipe and realized my mistake. I was so disappointed it didn’t look as pretty as it could have. I really should listen to my own advice of reading a recipe completely through before baking. Maybe one day I will learn. Follow the link for the recipe: […]


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