August 19, 2015

Chocolate Strawberries and Cream Pie

This pie is a definite winner. I guess you could say I'm picky about pies in a way. I'd rather have a graham cracker or chocolate cookie crust any day over traditional pie crust, save that for something savory! And of course I'll take a pudding or cream pie over a cooked fruit one no matter what. So the fact that this pie combines a few of my favorite things about pie is just too good to be true.
This recipe actually called for a traditional pie crust, but I didn't even consider it. And instead of using a graham cracker crust, I thought a chocolate one seemed fitting. And boy was I right!
The cream filling is out of this world and provides the perfect, light sweetness to pair with the strawberries and chocolate ganache.
This is definitely a crowd pleaser and you won't be able to only have one slice. Trust me.
My advice to you is just to make sure you share. But if not, you'll probably really, really enjoy yourself.

Chocolate Strawberries and Cream Pie
Adapted from Let’s Dish
1 (6 oz.) chocolate pie crust
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
16-20 strawberries, quartered or halved (depending on size)
For the Chocolate Ganache:
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. In a large bowl, beat 1-1/2 cups heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
2. In another large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice until light and fluffy.
3. Beat whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
4. Spoon mixture into prepared crust and smooth top. Arrange strawberries over the top of the filling as desired.
5. Place the chocolate chips in a small bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan until it just begins to boil. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate chips. Let stand for 2-3 minutes.

6. Whisk chocolate and cream until smooth and shiny. Drizzle over strawberries. Refrigerate pie for at least 2 hours before serving.

2 comments:

  1. Rachelle! This looks amazing! You are totally a food artist! :)

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    1. Thank you!! This was a fun one to make. And pretty tasty, too. :)

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