Strawberry Pie Bars

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!

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

I may have mentioned it once or twice, but I am NOT good at making pie crust. For whatever reason, I think I just don’t have the patience.

Which is odd really. I can roll dough. I make sugar cookies. And cinnamon rolls. And bread. But when it comes to making a pie crust, I usually opt for Pillsbury!

Today’s recipe is for pie bars. You may remember these Peach Pie Bars I made last fall. They were delicious! The cinnamon glaze on top was perfect.

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

The only problem with that recipe, is unless you are serving a large crowd, it makes a LOT of pie bars! Perfect for a potluck. Yes! For someone who is trying to watch what she eats? Nope. Not so much. It’s so good I can’t keep my fork off of it!

These Strawberry Pie bars though are another story. I made them in a 13×9 baking dish. The perfect size for my family of 6. I topped them with a cream cheese glaze.

We ate some for breakfast. Then again a slice for dessert! Done.

If you prefer to make your own strawberry filling, that’s totally cool!! ENJOY!

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

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Yield: 12-16 bars

Strawberry Pie 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!


For the Batter:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21oz) Strawberry Pie Filling

For the Glaze:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  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:



Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 48mg Sodium: 96mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Protein: 3g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Strawberry Pie Filling is not only perfect in these bars, but also on puff pastry. Try making your own toaster struedels for breakfast!!


These Orange and Strawberry Steusel Bars are easy to make, and perfect when you want to enjoy a sweet pastry!


Other great “PIE” desserts….

No Bake Apple Pie Cheesecakes: so creamy and delicious!!


More recipes from some of my favorite blogs…

Strawberry Cream Pie from Chef in Training

Strawberry Hand Pies from It Bakes Me Happy

Mini Strawberry Pies from Inside BruCrew Life

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

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43 comments on “Strawberry Pie Bars”

  1. These pie bars are gorgeous!! I love how simple and pretty they are. 🙂
    I can totally sympathize with you on the pie crust thing.. I have a friend who makes the most amazing, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth pie crust on her blueberry pie. But when I try to make it? Yeah. End of story. xD I’m just not a crust girl! It’s sad.
    Strawberries + cream cheese? Loving it. 🙂 Pinning this!

    p.s. oh, those toaster strudels are so cute!! Pinning that, too! 😀

  2. This is my kind of pie. I’m lazy when it comes to pie (I’m not calling YOU lazy, BTW)! Pie dough does require patience and time, and maybe one day I’ll get good at it and make it more. These pie bars look perfectly scrumptious and sound easy, which is just the way I like it!

  3. These bars are absolutely gorgeous! The sound delicious and perfect for potlucks or just at home. I love the stripes of the cream cheese glaze on top!

  4. Oh my dear goodness Aimee! I can’t wait to make these bad boys, although if I can’t fit in my bathing suit I’m coming for ya 😉

  5. Whoah. Just Whoah. Need. To. Make. Immediately.

  6. Strawberry, crust and cream cheese?! You got me here sister!! LOVE!

  7. Looks AMAZING! Will definitely be putting this on my to-bake list. Pinning!

  8. This is great!! I now have several options for breakfasts and desserts when we have overnight guests. The bars looks amazing and so yummy!!

  9. I love all things strawberry so I know this could become a quick favorite of mine!

  10. I want one for breakfast right now please. 🙂 Gosh, these look so so delicious! You are an amazing baker, so I find it hard to believe you can’t make pie crust…nonetheless maybe you may have never created this awesome goodie. Definitely need to try this!

  11. Just like you, Aimee, I have no patience for pie crust. Just can’t do it! But these bars – oh boy! These look fabulous!

  12. Pie crusts scare me, too! I think, like you, the patience just isn’t there. Nor is countertop space:) These look amazing! Especially that glaze on top of the bright red filling!

  13. These pie bars are perfect for somebody who else is than stellar at making pie crust!

  14. This looks super fancy and easy to make. Love what you’ve done with this awesome summer fruit.

  15. These look fabulous! Why am I always scared of Strawberry Pie filling? It must be good if you used it 🙂

  16. I’m all about the easiness of pie bars! Love the cream cheese glaze on these!

  17. These look awesome! Even though I’m pretty decent at making pie crust, bars are just so much easier and funner (is that a word?) to put together! Them and galettes!

  18. These look like such a perfect breakfast treat! (or dessert obviously lol) Especially with that cream cheese glaze!

  19. I love how sweet and easy these are! Perfect for a quick mid week treat!!!

  20. 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.

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

  22. These pie bars look so delightful 🙂 I can’t wait to make this recipe myself!

  23. 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!! 🙂

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  25. Jen

    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.

  26. Do you have an estimate on how long it takes to cool off before you glaze it?

  27. Meg

    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.

  28. Lisa Van Gemert

    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!!!

  29. Linda

    Can you make these a couple days in advance like Friday for a Sunday baby shower?

  30. Anna

    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. 

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