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Copycat Bob Evans Strawberry Pie Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Bob Evans, Bob Evans Strawberry Pie, copycat, Strawberry Pie
Servings: 9 inch pie

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup shortening butter or butter crisco
  • ¼ cup ice cold water

Cream Filling

  • 2-8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup whipping cream

Strawberry Glaze

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 package strawberry Jell-O

Whipping Cream

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • To make the crust, the key is to not play with the dough any more than is necessary. To begin, add flour, salt, and shortening into a mixing bowl. Mix until you have pea-sized balls of dough in the bottom. Add water and mix, just until it is combined. 
  • Pat into a ball and roll out onto a floured surface. Roll until dough is ¼ to ½ inch thick. Sprinkle the top with flour and fold into quarters. Carefully lift and place into a lightly greased pie pan. Unfold once in the pie pan. Pinch edges of crust to the top of the pan. Use a fork to place a few marks on the bottom of the pie crust. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until crust just starts to turn golden. Remove from oven and let cool. 

Cream Layer

  • Next, it is time to start the cream layer of your pie. In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, and beat until it is creamy. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks begin to form. Once stiff peaks begin to form, fold in cream cheese mixture. Whisk to combine. Pour into cooled pie crust, and store in the fridge. 

Strawberry layer

  • To create your strawberry layer, be careful to follow these instructions in order, to avoid unwanted lumps in your glaze. In a small saucepan, add sugar and corn starch. Mix until they are completely combined. Add water and stir. Your mixture will look like a watery milky substance. 
  • Once any lumps are completely dissolved, turn the heat to medium-low. Cook over a low temperature until your mixture begins to thicken. Once it gets thick and starts to turn a translucent color, remove it from heat. Mix in your Jell-O packet and mix in. Sit to the side and allow to cool. 
  • Using the strawberries that have been hulled, rinsed, and dried, arrange your strawberries on top of your cream cheese mixture. Once your strawberries are how you want them, cover them in the glaze. 
  • After your pie has been assembled, place it in the fridge and allow it to chill for one to two hours. Remember, it is best if eaten the same day it was prepared. By allowing your pie chilling time, it will set up better and become more solid when you serve it. 

Whipping Cream

  • Before you serve your pie, make your whipped cream. To make whipped cream, pour heavy cream into your mixing bowl. Whisk on high until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla and powdered sugar and mix until combined. 
  • Place whipping cream into a piping bag to create swirls. You can also place a dollop of whipping cream on your slices of pie as you serve them if you prefer. Serve and enjoy!