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Strawberry Pie Bars

Why not make a pan of these easy Strawberry Pie Bars? From the delicious crust to the cream cheese glaze these fruit filled bars are a crowd pleaser! If you love strawberry desserts, this recipe is a must-try.

Strawberry Pie Bars: no crust to roll out, easy, delicious pie in a bar form! With a cream cheese glaze too

Why This Recipe Works

Have you ever made strawberry pie? It’s delicious but can be time consuming to make and tricky to serve to a crowd. You need a pie plate, a pie cutter and everyone needs plates and utensils.

When you make Pie Bars instead, you’ve got a handheld dessert that’s so easy to cut up and share!

For these Strawberry Pie Bars, I made a crust layer with flour, sugar and butter then topped it with canned Strawberry Pie filling. A cream cheese glaze on top adds the perfect touch!

Ingredient Notes

  • Strawberry Pie Filling – Use canned filling for ease and convenience or swap with your favorite homemade strawberry pie filling.
  • Butter – I prefer unsalted butter so I can control the saltiness of the bars. Make sure to let the butter soften at room temperature for at least a few minutes so it’s easier to work into the flour.
  • Cream Cheese – Full fat cream cheese has the best flavor for the glaze. Like the butter, it should be softened on the counter before using in the recipe.
Strawberry Pie Bars: no crust to roll out, easy, delicious pie in a bar form! With a cream cheese glaze too

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Pie crust layer

Beat butter and sugar together, then add eggs, flour, vanilla extract and kosher salt. Pour into a prepared pan.

STEP 2. Strawberry filling

Pour a can of strawberry pie filling on top of the crust batter. Bake the bars for about 30 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.

STEP 3. Glaze

Beat together the ingredients for the glaze, then transfer to a ziploc bag. Snip off the corner of the bag and pipe the glaze over the cooled bars in a zig-zag pattern.

Homemade Strawberry Pie Bars taste delicious warm or chilled!

Strawberry Pie Bars: no crust to roll out, easy, delicious pie in a bar form! With a cream cheese glaze too

Recipe FAQs

How do you store these bars?

Leftover bars should be stored covered in the refrigerator. I love the way they taste cold straight from the fridge! If you prefer, let them come to room temperature before serving.

Can you substitute different pie filling instead of strawberry?

Of course. This recipe would be delicious with canned cherry, peach or blueberry pie filling!

What kind of pan works best for this recipe?

I used a 9 x 13 glass baking dish for this recipe. A square or smaller pan would work too but the thickness of the bars will be different and you may need to adjust the baking time.

Strawberry Pie Bars–A dessert bar that’s easy as pie. . . except even easier! Topped with cream cheese glaze, it just doesn’t get any better.

Yield: 12-16 bars

Strawberry Pie Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Why not make a pan of these easy Strawberry Pie Bars! From the delicious crust to the cream cheese glaze these are a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

For the Batter:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21oz) Strawberry Pie Filling

For the Glaze:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add in flour, salt, baking powder and vanilla. Spread batter into a 13x9 baking dish. Top with strawberry pie filling.
  2. Bake pie bars in a 350 degree oven for about 28-32 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool before adding the glaze.
  3. For the glaze, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spoon into a ziploc bag and cut off the tip. Pipe lines of glaze onto cooled bars. Serve warm or refrigerate and enjoy cold.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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Posted on August 5, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. I added cinnamon to the crust.  I baked crust 10 minutes before adding the filling to ensure it cooked all the way.  Used apple for one and peach for another. 

  2. These were easy and so delicious! I made them for a potluck, and someone at the party was eating one and asked me, “Have you tried these?” I said, “I made them.” He said, “You MADE them???? They’re amazing!” I am making them again, just a few days later. I love this recipe! Thank you so much!!!

  3. I was so excited to make these, but this recipe doesn’t quite work. I’m positive that my measurements were correct, but the middle was still raw after 32 minutes. I had to cover my pan with foil so that the edges wouldn’t burn, and I’ve put it back in the oven for far longer than the recipe calls for. It’s still baking, but so far we’re at an extra 20 minutes and the middle is still goo. Did you bake this in a convection oven or a conventional oven? I’m using a conventional oven. IF I make this again, I’d modify the recipe to bake in a much smaller pan.

  4. I just made these and the entire middle was pure goo, did not harden up at all no matter how long I cooked them for. Horrible recipe and I followed the directions exactly. Waste of money and time.

    1. Hmmm, I would double check your ingredient measurements. I’ve made these numerous times, with different pie fillings, delicious each time. Sorry it didn’t turn out for you, I know how disappointing that can be!

  5. OMG I am SO glad I came across your adorable blog–These bars are perfect!! And stunning! I was looking to make some sort of ‘strawberry crumble bar’ – I have all of the ingredients to this recipe and can’t wait to make them!! 🙂

  6. I’m in love with these! I almost prefer pie bars to regular pie. It’s the thicker crust, I think. 🙂

  7. Who needs pie when you have these perfect little fruity squares!?? Plus, I love the glaze, which is a lovely touch that you’d miss in a pie.

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