Decadent Strawberry Cream Pie

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is my husbands favorite pie recipe! His mom made it the first time for me and I've tweaked the recipe some. This is the most perfect summer indulgence! Cook time equals chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the vanilla pudding mix, sour cream, milk, and orange rind.
  2. Add the whipped topping and beat with a wire whisk for 1 minute or until well blended.
  3. Spoon half the mixture into the pie crust.
  4. Press the strawberries, stem-side down, into the mixture, then top with the remaining mixture.
  5. Freeze the pie for about 1 hour or refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.
  6. Garnish with additional whipped topping and/or strawberries.
Most Helpful

This was so easy and so GOOD!! I used orange extract instead of orange rind, light sour cream, and sugar free pudding. It was awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Punky Julster May 21, 2005

We really didn't care for the flavor of this pudding pie. We felt the vanilla flavored pudding was too dense and didn't go well with the orange zest and strawberrys. Thanks though for posting your recipe.

sweetcakes June 21, 2011

I took this to picnic Saturday morning and EVERONE loved it! I loved how easy it was to put together with fabulous results. I made my own graham cracker crust and put a bit of orange extract in the crumbs.....yummy!!

NcMysteryShopper June 05, 2005