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These delicious Strawberry Custard Pie Bars start with a store bought sugar cookie crust and are topped with fresh strawberries and a rich and velvety egg custard for a mouth watering dessert!
Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dessert recipe this summer? Try our Strawberry Custard Pie Bars! With a buttery sugar cookie crust, creamy custard filling, and fresh strawberries, these bars will impress. Best of all, no one will ever suspect you took a shortcut and used a store bought sugar cookie mix!
We love all things custard around here. From our popular Cranberry Custard Pie, to easy Rhubarb Custard Cake, who doesn’t love velvety rich custard!?
This Strawberry Custard dessert is perfect for any occasion, from family dinners to summer potlucks and parties. Be sure to give this amazing recipe a try!
Store Bought Cookie Crust
We could make a crust from scratch, but this package of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix just makes things so easy and is the perfect foundation for these Strawberry Custard Bars. It is chewy, sweet and holds up so good that you can eat these bars by hand!
Easy Sugar Cookie Crust Recipe
Here is what you will need to add to your 17.5 ounce package of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix,
- 1/2 cup softened butter softened
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 large egg
In a large bowl, mix everything with a hand mixer until well combined. Spread in a greased 9X13 pan.
How to make Strawberry Custard Pie Bars
Here is what you will need to make this delicious dessert,
- 4 cups strawberries
- 3 eggs beaten
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Wash and destem your strawberries. Quarter smaller strawberries or roughly chop larger ones. Top the sugar cookie crust with the strawberries.
Can I use different berries?
If you have some other berries on hand such as blueberries or raspberries, feel free to swap some of the strawberries for other berries for a beautiful berry custard dessert.
Custard Dessert Recipe
In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, sugar, cream, flour, salt and vanilla extract. Pour the mixture over the berries and bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes.
The center will be very slightly jiggly, but the edges should be set. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving. Allow to cool to room temperature before serving.
How to serve Strawberry Custard Bars
Once the dessert has cooled, dig into this rich and delicious mix of a chewy sugar cookie crust topped with fresh berries and a silky custard. It doesn’t get much better!
You can serve the dessert topped with a dollop of whipped cream or dusted with powdered sugar if you like very sweet desserts. We love enjoying the dessert just as it is.
How to store leftovers
Once the Strawberry Custard dessert has cooled to room temperature, store it covered in the refrigerator. This dessert, like most recipes, is best served fresh the first day. It will hold in the refrigerator for up to 3 days though.
If you are serving guests from leftovers, I suggest pulling it from the refrigerator an hour before serving so it can warm to room temperature. When you serve this dessert chilled, the crust becomes a little harder than I prefer.
More Fresh Strawberry Dessert Recipes
Strawberries are finally starting to come back in season after a loooong winter. We are here for it and want to enjoy them as snacks, in salads and of course in fresh strawberry dessert recipes. Here are some of our favorites,
- Fresh Strawberry Pie Bars – This easy dessert uses the same store bought crust, but is topped with cream cheese and big chunks of strawberries with a light glaze.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ganache Tart – All the great flavors of chocolate covered strawberries in a rich and decadent tart.
- Fresh Strawberry Ombre Cake – If you are looking for an impressive dessert with amazing flavor, this beautiful cake is a must try!
- Strawberry Peach Crisp – Pair these two wonderful summer fruits into one sweet and delicious dessert.