So, I read somewhere in a magazine about a pie made with a sugar cookie crust. . . I decided to use that idea and made a last minute pie for a 4th of July party. Here was the result:
Creamy Fruit Pie
What you'll need:
Sugar cookie dough. You can cheat here if you want and use pre-made dough, but of course I always suggest you use your own.
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, room temp
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
4 oz. creme fraiche
2 tsp. vanilla extract
a pinch of sugar
fresh strawberries and blueberries (or whatever fruit you love)
What you'll do:
Make the cookie dough and press it into a pie pan. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Remove the crust from the oven and chill.
In a mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, blend the filling ingredients until smooth. Pour the filling into the center of the crust and top with chopped fruit.