Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie Recipe

A Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! This recipe includes strawberry silk, chocolate ganache and chocolate covered strawberries.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

Say “I Love You” this Valentine’s Day with a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie! It has 2 forms of chocolate covered strawberries. The first is that the bottom layer is strawberry silk covered with chocolate ganache. The pie could be left like that and it would be delicious but I added another layer. The  pie is topped with chocolate covered strawberries!

Strawberry Silk Pie Recipe

To make the pie, start my baking a refrigerated pie crust, I used Pillsbury, in a 9 inch pan according to the instructions on the package. As you can see in the picture, my pie pan is deep, so if yours is shallow I would suggest that you only use a portion of the strawberry silk. You can make a homemade crust if you prefer, but I like the time-saving step of using the refrigerated pie crust. Set aside to cool.

To make the strawberry silk layer, whisk strawberry gelatin into the boiling water, for about 2 minutes, until dissolved. Stir in strawberry cream cheese until smooth and set aside. Use mixer to beat heavy cream and vanilla until it starts to thicken. Add powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in strawberry cream cheese mixture until combined. Spread strawberry silk into pie crust. Place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Pie Recipe

Next, make the chocolate layer.  Put chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl and set aside. Heat heavy cream and vanilla until it starts to boil. Pour heavy cream over the chocolate chips and allow it to sit for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Pour over set strawberry silk layer. Place in fridge to set for 2 hours.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

While the pie is in the fridge, make the chocolate covered strawberries. Wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries and remove the stems. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir and continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring every 15 seconds, until smooth. Dip the strawberries into the chocolate. I inserted a toothpick into the strawberries to make it easier to dip them. Then, I put the toothpicks into a large piece of foam so that the chocolate could harden. Dipped strawberries can be placed on a piece of waxed paper, if preferred. Allow the chocolate to harden on the strawberries.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Pie

Arrange the chocolate covered strawberries on the pie.

Strawberry Pie Recipe

Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Carefully cut slices of pie. Go around the chocolate covered strawberries and/or use a small, sharp knife to cut the strawberries in half, where necessary.

Strawberry Chocolate Pie Recipe

Smooth, creamy strawberry silk layered with rich, sweet chocolate ganache  and topped with chocolate covered strawberries makes this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie a dreamy delight!

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (I used Pillsbury)
Strawberry Silk:
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 3 oz (small box) strawberry gelatin
  • 8 oz strawberry cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Chocolate Covered Strawberries:
  • 24-30 strawberries, depending on the size (I used 24 for this pie)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp shortening
Instructions
Crust:
  1. Bake pie crust in a 9 inch pan according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Set aside to cool.
Strawberry Silk:
  1. Whisk strawberry gelatin into boiling water, for about 2 minutes, until dissolved.
  2. Stir in strawberry cream cheese until smooth and set aside.
  3. Use mixer to beat heavy cream and vanilla until it starts to thicken.
  4. Add powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold in strawberry cream cheese mixture until combined.
  6. Spread strawberry silk into pie crust.
  7. Place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes.
Chocolate Ganache:
  1. Put chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat heavy cream and vanilla until it starts to boil.
  3. Pour heavy cream over the chocolate chips and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir until smooth.
  5. Pour over set strawberry silk layer.
  6. Place in fridge to set for 2 hours.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries:
  1. Wash and thoroughly dry the strawberries and remove the stems.
  2. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Stir and continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring every 15 seconds, until smooth.
  4. Dip the strawberries into the chocolate. I inserted a toothpick into the strawberries to make it easier to dip them. Then, I put the toothpicks into a large piece of foam so that the chocolate could harden. Dipped strawberries can be placed on a piece of waxed paper, if preferred.
  5. Allow the chocolate to harden on the strawberries.
  6. Arrange the chocolate covered strawberries on the pie.

Here are a few more pies to try:

Pumpkin Silk Pie

Pumpkin Silk Pie

S'mores Recipe Chocolate Pie Pops

S’more Pie Pops

Chocolate Pie Recipe

Nutella and Chocolate Pie

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Comments

  1. Lisa says

    I like your pie recipe, but I noticed that you call for bringing cream and vanilla to a boil when making the ganache.
    I think you made an error here. In my cooking/ baking experience (more than 45 years), recipes always call for vanilla to be added AFTER hot mixtures are removed from the heat.

    Just FYI, since I’m sure you don’t want to waste expensive ingredients, on the SIMPLY ORGANIC website it states:
    Vanilla — at least real vanilla — is delicate stuff. It contains scores of different sorts of flavor compounds, many of which can be damaged by high, prolonged heat. Sometimes heating vanilla is unavoidable, say in a cookie recipe, but real vanilla should be babied, Because the flavor dissipates upon cooking, you’ll want to add it AT THE END OF COOKING DISHES SUCH AS SAUCES.

  2. Marnie says

    This looks awesome,however in Australia I’m guessing strawberry gelatine is jelly crystals? And strawberry cream cheese… Think I would have to make this… Our cream cheese is still plain, oh no wait we do have a chocolate one now but it’s more a frosting…?

    • Tonia says

      Hi Marnie,
      I’m not sure what they call strawberry Jello in Australia…sorry! I think that you would be okay with just using the plain cream cheese to make the pie. Otherwise, just add some strawberry puree or strawberry flavoring to plain cream cheese. Happy baking!
      ~Tonia

  3. Jessica says

    I would have never thought to combine gelatin and cream cheese. I am definitely making this soon! Such a creative, awesome idea for a pie! I wonder if any one has tried a minature version of this, similar to the Nutella and Chocolate Pies. I just might!

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