Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Pie is one of our favorite no bake summer desserts!

This dessert starts with a rich and creamy no bake cheesecake set in a graham cracker crust. Fresh strawberries are tossed in a simple homemade glaze with a hint of lemon and piled high on the cheesecake layer.

The result is a Strawberry Cheesecake Pie so delicious, your family will be begging for more!

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Why Strawberry Cheesecake Is Best as a No Bake

Fresh strawberries (and peaches) are one of my favorite parts of summer.  Berries are my go-to snack year round but even more so in the summer when they’re in season and fresh & ripe.

When I have dessert it’s most often cheesecake (chocolate is my second choice).  I love a good rich easy cheesecake recipe and this definitely fits the bill!  To make it even better, this recipe is completely no bake and delicious (I think I’ve made it about a million times).

I’ve made both baked strawberry cheesecake and strawberry cheesecake cupcakes but this is even easier because no oven is required. Any recipe that doesn’t require baking yet can produce such a rich flavorful dessert is a double thumbs up in my book.  Since the strawberries aren’t baked, you can taste the fresh and juicy flavor of summer.

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How to Make Glaze for Strawberries

Once you learn how to make a glaze for fresh strawberries, you’ll not only put it on cheesecake, you’ll add it to cakes and puddings too!

Glazed strawberries are versatile (and you can add other berries into this mixture if you’d like) and they’re perfect to top trifles, parfaits and on top of my Strawberries & Cream Pie.  I love the sweetness of a sauce or glaze but I also enjoy being able to taste the fresh flavor of summer strawberries in this dessert.

Not only that but adding in the glaze makes this dessert SO pretty, the berries just glisten and shine!

Slice of Strawberry Cheesecake Pie on a white plate with a bite taken out of it

If you’re looking for the perfect make-ahead no bake dessert, look no further!  This Strawberry Cheesecake Pie is simply delicious and pretty much everyone LOVES it!

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Strawberry Cheesecake Pie (No Bake)

Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Pie is one of our favorite no bake summer desserts! Rich and creamy cheesecake is piled high with glazed summer strawberries and a hint of lemon.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8 servings
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  • 1 prepared graham crust
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream


  • 4 cups strawberries washed & halved
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • In a large bowl mix cream cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar until fluffy.
  • In a medium bowl beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and spread in a graham crust. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  • In a small saucepan combine all topping ingredients except strawberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let bubble 1 minute. Pour over strawberries and toss to coat. Arrange strawberries over cream cheese and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 344 | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 44.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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    1. Hi Lisa, we have only tried this recipe as written but would love to hear how it turns out for you if you try one of those substitutes!

  1. Have been making this since 2018 (see older comment). I have made it both with and without the strawberry glaze and it is fantastic!

    When I make it in a 9x13x2 pan, I quadruple (4x) the cheesecake part so it is nice and thick, and if I want the strawberries I just double the ingredients.

    This is such a great recipe and tastes wonderful! I’ve had so many complements and people asking for the recipe. Making this tonight so we can have it for my husband’s birthday tomorrow (his request). Thank you for this wonderful recipe!5 stars

  2. I’ve been trying to make the whipped heavy cream and I’ve been beating it for 20 minutes by hand and all I got from it was a frothy liquid. It’s not old and I had the heavy cream in the fridge to make sure it was cold. I am not an experienced cook so I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

  3. Running a lemon back and forth against a zester can create a blizzard of zest and spray. Instead, drag the zester across the rind, following the curve, as if you’re shaving the lemon. The zest will collect neatly on the underside. When a recipe calls for zest and juice, zest first; squeezed fruits lose shape and are hard to grate.

    1. Frozen strawberries can have a lot of liquid so I would suggest defrosting them and letting them drain well before using them.

  4. Husband and I LOVED this pie. The cheesecake part is so light and fluffy. The lemon really adds great flavor. It was quick and super easy to make. This will be my go to pie for the summer.5 stars

  5. This has been a big hit whenever I make it!!  I have had many requests!  It is really easy to make also so it’s a win-win, I rate it 6 stars out of 55 stars

  6. This was amazing! I’ve always wanted to learn to make a cheesecake but it always seemed so difficult until I tried this recipe. I just bought the graham cracker crust, and doubled up on the cheesecake measurements but kept the same measurements for the glaze and and it all fit perfectly in the crust. Was a big winner in my house. 

  7. Hi there, my daughter picked this recipe out as her birthday cake (pie) lol. I am wondering if it is possible to double it, and instead of using 2 round cake pans, just put it altogether in a 9X13X2 baking pan (I have a recipe for homemade graham cracker crust no bake so there’s no issue there).

  8. This looks amazing. I’m going to try this recipe out but wanted to know first whether you found there’s any grittiness from the texture of the sugar as this is a no bake cheesecake? Just wondered… thanks xo

    1. I’ve made this pie a million times and it is everyone’s favorite! Never any gritty feel

  9. I made this recipe and what I like about the strawberry cheesecake pie, was that it was fast and easy to make. Also, this pie did not last two days!! And most of all my husband really love it!! I passed this recipe to my daughter and told her to give it a try. thanks again for this great dessert!!5 stars

  10. Looks amazing! I love baking and cooking! I’m always trying to find new recipes.. It doesn’t give directions on how to make your delicious no bake strawberry cheesecake.. I would love to have it so I can try it out

  11. This is so gorgeous, Holly! I love that it’s no-bake, the best kind of dessert in the summer especially!