Pies With That- Strawberry Cream Tart- AKA Oklahoma Red Dirt Pie

by Jenn on September 6, 2009

Strawberry Cream Tart

AKA…Oklahoma Red Dirt Pie

or Red Dirt Pie w/ no Red Dye!

This Month over at Pies With That the theme is to make a Vacation Pie. This pie should be inspired by a vacation you have taken or hope to take.

Looking back, the most frequent vacation that I took was to Oklahoma. I lived in California, however most the rest of my family is from Oklahoma. As a kid I’d go there almost anytime I got a break from school. 

One of the things Oklahoma is known for is Red Dirt. I created this “Red Dirt” pie in honor of that. As a note, I also used strawberries because the strawberry is the state fruit of Oklahoma, and a great summer treat!

Gram Cracker Crust

6 tablespoons butter

24 gram crackers

1/4 cup sugar


1) Melt Butter

2) Smash Gram Crackers. I put them in a zip-lock bag and used a rolling pin. Then Measure out 1 1/2 cups Gram Cracker Crumbs

3) Add in sugar, mix.

4) Add in Butter. Mix together.

5) Shape into Pie tin.

6) bake at 350 for 10 minutes



1 bag frozen strawberies

3oz heavy cream

1 (6oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 qt. strawberries

1 c. sugar

2 tbsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. lemon juice

1) Blend Frozen Strawberies with water  to create a strawberry puree.

2) Blend room-temperature Cream cheese with 3oz of heavy cream. Add 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp corn starch, 1tsp lemon juice. 

3) Mix Strawberry Puree into Cream Cheese Mixture

4) Place in pie crust, allow to chill.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate September 7, 2009 at 10:45 am

I love the pretty pink color! The strawberry/cream cheese combo sounds yummy!

2 sara September 9, 2009 at 10:20 am

Gorgeous color! Love the pie-it looks delicious!

3 Wok Through the Fire September 9, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I love bite sized desserts! And strawberries…who doesn’t love strawberries! Nice work :)

4 Jacque September 9, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Oooh, such a creative interpretation of your vacations. It looks adorable and sounds delish!

5 Suz September 9, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Looks great! I always love strawberries :)

6 Jen H September 11, 2009 at 10:32 am

Love that you were creative using the Strawberries for color rather than food coloring. Yum!

7 food librarian September 11, 2009 at 8:06 pm

Love the name of this pie! Yummy! These are really cute.

8 Jessica September 12, 2009 at 8:58 pm


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