Here is the recipe for the strawberry pie that we always have for Dad's birthday.
9-inch baked pie shell
6 C fresh strawberries (about 1 1/2 quarts)
1 C sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 C water
1 pkg (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
Bake pie shell. Cool. Mash enough strawberries to measure 1 cup. Mix sugar and cornstarch, stir in water and strawberries. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Cool. Beat cream cheese until smooth, spread on bottom of pie shell. Fill shell with remaining whole berries, pour cooked berry mixture over the top.
Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.