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.
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!
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.
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 the fridge to set for 2 hours.
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.
Arrange the chocolate covered strawberries on the pie.
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.
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!
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