Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie
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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie Recipe

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Author The Gunny Sack

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust I used Pillsbury

Strawberry Silk:

  • 1/4 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:

Chocolate Covered Strawberries:

Instructions

Crust:

  • Bake pie crust in a 9 inch pan according to the instructions on the package.
  • Set aside to cool.

Strawberry Silk:

  • Whisk strawberry gelatin into 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 Ganache:

  • 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 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.