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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.

Easy as pie? These bars definitely fit that description. You should try our peach pie bars next for a tasty treat. Or give our easy strawberry hand pies a try.

Slices of strawberry pie bars on white platter.

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 pie 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!

Today’s pie bars are a cross between a sweet slice of strawberry pie and a sugar cookie.

  • Serve chilled for best flavor.
  • Chewy crust (sweet like a sugar cookie, firm like a pie crust).
  • Choose any topping, we love strawberry pie filling.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make strawberry pie bars.

Making today’s recipe is simple enough with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Be sure to scroll down all the way to the recipe card for a complete list with exact measurements.

  • 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.

Step by Step Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make strawberry pie bars.

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

Strawberry filling. Feel free to use any flavor pie filling. Our blueberry pie filling is delicious! BAKE!

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 diagonal pattern.

Homemade Strawberry Pie Bars taste delicious warm or chilled!

Strawberry pie bars served on a white plate.

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.

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Yield: 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 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21 ounce) Strawberry Pie Filling

For the Glaze:

  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 209Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 83mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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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.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on May 18, 2022

Comments & Reviews

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

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

  3. 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!

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

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

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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 😉

    1. Ha, clearly you haven’t read my disclaimers close enough! Not responsible for weight gain 😉 Thanks for stopping by Heather!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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! 😀

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