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Ambrosia Pie Tippin's copycat

Ambrosia Pie - Tippin's Copycat

Inspired by the Ambrosia Pie at Tippin's Restaurant, this pie has a graham cracker crust, a soft cheesecake filling, a fresh fruit topping, and a sweet, shiny glaze.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cool Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 9-inch pie plate


Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 5 graham crackers (full sheets)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream (to be whipped with hand mixer)

Fruit Topping:

  • Seasonal fruit
  • ~1 large peach
  • ~1/3 cup blueberries
  • ~6 large strawberries (diced)
  • ~2 kiwi (sliced into wedges)
  • ~1/3 cup red grapes (sliced in half)

Fruit Glaze:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract (or regular)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (or more)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Make the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Pulse graham crackers in a food processor.  Add butter and sugar and pulse until combined.  Press into a 9-inch pie plate and bake for 13 - 18 minutes until fragrant and browned. Allow crust to cool completely before assembling pie.

Make the cheesecake filling:

  • Mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar in stand mixer or with hand mixer until smooth and creamy.  Stir in vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon heavy cream.
  • In a separate bowl, whip cream until peaks form.
  • Carefully fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread into crust and chill.

Make the fruit glaze:

  • Combine water, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a simmer.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.  Add to the saucepan and stir.  Simmer a few minutes until thickened.  (Add more water/cornstarch if it's not getting thick).  Stir in lemon juice and cool glaze.

Assemble the pie:

  • Fill cooled graham cracker crust shell with cheesecake filling mixture.
  • Top pie with diced fruit.
  • Brush warm glaze onto fruit.
  • Chill pie until ready to serve.


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Keyword cheesecake, dessert, fruit, pie