CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY PIE 

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   Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh chopped unsweetened strawberries
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the strawberries; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cool for 15 minutes. Spread into shell; refrigerate.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Fold in whipped cream. Carefully spread over strawberry layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth.
  • Cool for 4-5 minutes. Pour over filling. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 6-8 servings.

You can us a homemade or purchased pie crust or the following recipe.

CRUST

This recipe is good to substitute instead of a pie crust. you can do it in a pie pan if you don’t try to put it up over the edge and flute it like a pie crust, it is too delicate for that and it will break.

 

1 cup butter (no substitutions)

1/3 cup heavy cream

2 cups flour

Sugar to sprinkle

Mix the butter, heavy cream, and flour. Chill for 2 hours.

Roll the dough out into a circle, then fold it in half and gently lift it into the pie pan. Open it up to be a full circle again and fit it to the pan. Trim it off just at the top of the pan and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 5 minutes at 350° with pie weights or a smaller light weight pie tin over the dough to prevent it from bubbling. After 5 minutes remove the weights or pie tin which ever you used and continue baking until the crust is starting to brown slightly. This should take about 15 minutes.

 

Keep Smiling!

 

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