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Deconstructed Strawberry Pie with cinnamon whipped cream and chocolate ganache may look difficult to make, but they only take moments with the help of store-bought pie crust. 

A closeup vertical image of a Deconstructed Strawberry Pie with cinnamon sugar pie crust hearts, strawberries, and chocolate ganache.

Two cinnamon-sugar crust pie hearts sandwich the tastiest of strawberry pie ingredients. You’re going to fall in love with this attractive showstopping dessert!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making this delicious snd easy strawberry pie inspired dessert is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe.

This recipe was originally shared in 2014. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.


A vertical closeup photo of one strawberry pie tower using crust-pie hearts with a tray of three in the background.

The ingredient list:

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  • pie crust (2 – 9″ rounds)
  • cinnamon
  • sugar
  • strawberries
  • heavy cream
  • pure vanilla extract
  • confectioners sugar
  • semi-sweet chocolate

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

How this recipe came to be:

Sometimes ideas for recipes keep me awake at night.

If I didn’t think the sound of my stand mixer whipping up cinnamon whipped cream would bother my family in the middle of the night, I probably would have been baking and assembling these charming deconstructed pies at 2:00 in the morning.

I came up with the idea for making Deconstructed Strawberry Pie when the call went out for a monthly recipe and photo competition.

Naturally, February’s theme is Valentine’s Day and the three ingredients that must be used in this month’s submission are strawberries, chocolate, and cinnamon.

What is a deconstructed pie?

It’s all the components of a traditional pie, but it’s put together in a different and unexpected way.

A super closeup of a Deconstructed Strawberry Pie with a cinnamon-sugar crust-pie heart along with fresh strawberries and chocolate ganache.

What is crust-pie?

The idea for crust-pie is simple.

Sprinkle the scraps of dough that you have leftover when rolling out pie crust with cinnamon and sugar and bake them until crispy.

Those flaky little crust pie morsels are almost better than the pie themselves.

This recipe takes the idea of crust-pie and turns it into a fun and whimsical deconstructed strawberry pie that is perfect for Valentine’s day.

How to make a deconstructed strawberry pie:

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut as many 3″ hearts as you can from the 2 pie crust pieces (you’re looking for 12 hearts total to make 6 completed “pies”), and place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it liberally over the crust-pie hearts.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 17-20 minutes until crisp and golden.
  • Remove and cool.
  • Meanwhile, slice the strawberries and make the cinnamon whipped cream by whipping the chilled heavy cream until stiff peaks form, and then whip in ground cinnamon, vanilla, and confectioners sugar. Chill until ready to assemble.
  • Make the chocolate ganache by pouring hot cream over the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small bowl. Whisk to combine as the chocolate softens and melts.
  • Assemble the deconstructed strawberry hearts by placing 6 crust-pie hearts, cinnamon-sugar side down.
  • Layer sliced strawberries onto the bottom crust, top with a liberal drizzle of the chocolate ganache, and top each with a healthy dollop of the cinnamon whipped cream.
  • Top each deconstructed pie with the remaining cinnamon-sugar crust-pie (cinnamon-sugar side up), and garnish with additional sliced strawberries, if desired.
Kudos Kitchen By Renee - Deconstructed Strawberry Pie Recipe

Additional strawberry dessert recipes:

*Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake (shown below)

Delight your family and friends with this Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake. It’s so flavorful and tender that you’ll wish rhubarb was in season all year long!

offset photo of a strawberry rhubarb bundt cake on a glass platter with confectioners sugar and fresh strawberries.

*Strawberry Banana Quick Bread (not shown)

With only one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have this Strawberry Banana Bread with Almond’s baking in the oven in no time flat!

*Brownie Strawberry Shortcake (not shown)

If traditional strawberry shortcake is your favorite summertime dessert, then hold onto your hat because this brownie strawberry shortcake is now where it’s at!

*Strawberry Crostata with Sweet Almond Glaze (shown below)

Bring this Strawberry Crostata to the table and any occasion has been instantly upgraded to something truly special…and delicious!

Rustic Strawberry Crostata on a pretty white plate with slivered almonds as garnish.

*Deconstructed Strawberry Pie (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A closeup image of a Deconstructed Strawberry Pie with a chocolate ganache drizzle, fresh strawberries, and a title text overlay graphic.
berry Pie

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s special occasion yet easy fresh strawberry dessert.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Deconstructed Strawberry Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream & Chocolate Ganache Drizzle. -

Deconstructed Strawberry Pie

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Deconstructed Strawberry Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream and Chocolate Ganache may look difficult to make, but they only take moments with the help of store-bought pie crust.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Dessert – Pie
Cuisine American Comfort Food
Servings 6 servings
Calories 781 kcal


For the pie crust and the berries:

  • 2 9″ round pie crusts, store-bought or homemade
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cups thinly sliced strawberries fresh not frozen

For the cinnamon whipped cream:

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • tablespoons confectioners sugar

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream, hot, but not boiling


To make the pie crust hearts:

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough to 1/8″ thickness and cut with a 3″ heart cookie cutter. *Note – you’ll need two hearts for each "pie" so cut 6 in total.
  • Place the cut pie crusts onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pierce each pie crust a couple of times with the tines of a fork.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle each pie crust liberally with the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake the crust pie shapes in a preheated 350-degree oven for 17-20 minutes or until they’re crispy and lightly browned. Cool.

To make the cinnamon whipped cream:

  • Place the metal bowl and whip of a stand mixer in the fridge to cool while you prepare the crust pie. *Note – the cold bowl and whip will make it easier and faster to whip the cream.
  • In the chilled bowl of a stand mixer, whip the 1 pint heavy cream on high speed until stiff peaks start to form (approximately 3-4 minutes) *Note – start whipping the cream on low and gradually increase the speed to high. Keep chilled until ready to assemble.

To make the chocolate ganache:

  • Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl. Pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate and allow to sit a few minutes until the chocolate softenes. Whisk until the ganache is smooth and glossy.

To assemble the deconstructed strawberry pies:

  • Place the 4 crust pies, cinnamon-sugar side down, on a plate or tray.
  • Layer some of the thinly sliced strawberries onto the crusts.
  • Drizzle each deconstructed pie liberally with the chocolate ganache.
  • Top the strawberries and ganache with a healthy dollop of cinnamon whipped cream.
  • Top each pie with the final crust pie tops, cinnamon sugar side up.
    Keep chilled until ready to serve.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 781kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 7gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 339mgFiber: 5gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 1290IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 3mg
Keyword deconstructed strawberry pie, Heart-shaped strawberry pie, single serve strawberry pie, valentine’s day strawberry dessert
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Three Deconstructed Strawberry Pies on a pretty platter with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries as garnish.

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Recipe Rating

Evy Rodriguez

Wednesday 10th of February 2016

I´ll do it this Valentine´s day thanks for the idea!


Monday 15th of February 2016

My pleasure, Evy. I do hope you'll try them and let me know what you think.


Thursday 13th of February 2014

These are beautiful! So glad that you followed through on your middle of the night inspiration. Delicious :)

Renee Goerger

Saturday 15th of February 2014

Sometimes good things keep me awake at night too, Paula :) Thanks!