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mcdonalds strawberry pies

Copycat McDonalds Strawberry Cream Pie

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, pie
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 hand pies
Calories: 684kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Copycat McDonald's Strawberry and Cream Mini Pies are the perfect breakfast or sweet treat! Crispy, crumbly pastry encasing a fresh strawberry and cream cheese filling makes a delicious combination.
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  • 15 ounces refrigerated pre-made pie crust 425 grams (1 package), or make your own! recipe HERE
  • 2 cups hulled and chopped strawberries 334 grams, fresh or frozen
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese 227 grams, room temperature (1 brick)
  • 1 large egg 50 grams, whisked
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams
  • tablespoons granulated sugar 44 grams, divided


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • In a food processor, process the strawberries with ½ tablespoon of sugar. Set aside.
    2 cups hulled and chopped strawberries, 3½ tablespoons granulated sugar
    strawberry mix in a food processor
  • In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the egg, cream cheese, remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar, and vanilla. Blend until fluffy.
    8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, 1 large egg, 3½ tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    cream cheese mixture in a bowl with a whisk
  • Unroll the 2 pie crusts onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 12 rectangles (6 per sheet of dough).
    15 ounces refrigerated pre-made pie crust
    cutting pie dough into rectangles
  • Cut a small slit or heart into 6 of the rectangles (to allow steam to escape).
    6 pie crust rectangles
  • Place a spoonful of cream cheese filling next to a spoonful of the strawberry mixture onto each of the other 6 rectangles (without the slits), leaving room along the edge. (You can also put down the cream cheese first, and top with the strawberries.)
    pie crust cut into 12 rectangles, some with strawberry cream cheese filling
  • Cover each filled rectangle with a layer of dough (the pieces with the slits) and use a fork to secure the edges well.
    unbaked strawberry cream cheese hand pies
  • Brush lightly with egg and sprinkle with a little extra sugar if desired.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool before enjoying.



  • Let the cream cheese sit on the counter for at least 15-30 minutes to let it soften.
  • You can use a store-bought crust. It works great! 
  • You can use different fruits to make different flavors! Try blueberries, cherries, or raspberries instead.
  • Make sure you lightly flour the surface you're rolling your pastry on, to avoid sticking.
  • Use a fork to press down the top pastry layer into the bottom. Besides sealing the crust, it makes a lovely rustic edging.
  • Use a fork to press the two rectangles together to seal the hand pies.
  • The egg wash helps to brown and crisp up the pie crust in the oven to create the deliciously flaky texture!
  • If you're looking to REALLY take them up a notch, top with some vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Be sure to cut some sort of vent in the pastry dough. The hearts look really cut, but you can just cut slits if you prefer.
  • Nutritional information is calculated using refrigerated pie crusts, not a homemade recipe.
Storage: Store copycat McDonalds strawberry cream pie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1hand pie | Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 3mg