Chocolate Berry Pie

Strawberry Chocolate Cream Pie

Are you thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day and what you’re going to make for your sweetie?  Well, think no longer.  I’ve got the answer for you.

I was in a Valentine’s kind of mood last weekend when I was trying to decide what to make for our Book Club’s potluck dinner.  For some reason my personal inner calendar was way off and I was 3 weeks ahead of myself thinking Valentine’s was this week!!  So since I had Valentine’s on the brain I decided a nice Valentiney dessert was in order – what says love more than chocolate and strawberries!

CHocolate Berry Pie

This dessert is a variation of one of my other favorite strawberry desserts – Strawberry Cream Pie.

I added a bit of chocolate to today’s version  ( O.K., more than a bit) and it is quite divine!  Doesn’t chocolate make everything better!?

CHocolate Berry Pie

The base of the pie is a graham cracker crust. You could use a store bought one but a homemade one is so easy to make and tastes so much better it’s worth the little extra effort.

The crust is then filled with a lovely combination of cream cheese, chocolate, whipping cream and a bit of brown sugar.

Refrigerate that for a while (about 6-8 hours or overnight) and then cover the top with a nice layer of juicy red strawberries.

Melt our remaining chocolate chips in a freezer ziploc bag (a regular ziploc bag will be too hot to hold on to!) and clip off one corner to create a pipping bag – then just drizzle the chocolate over the top!

CHocolate Berry Pie

A nice drizzle of chocolate finishes it off!

Who wouldn’t feel loved after eating a piece of Chocolate Berry Pie!?

Chocolate Berry Pie

Prep Time: PT8 -overnightH

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 9 hours

6-8

Chocolate Berry Pie

Ingredients

    Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/4 C graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 C butter, melted
  • Pie Filling:
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 C brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Topping:
  • 2 C fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. semi sweet chocolate chips, melted to drizzle on top

Instructions

  • Mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
  • Press into bottom of 9 inch pie pan.
  • Bake at 325 for 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely
  • Melt 1/2 C chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. Allow to cool slightly
  • Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in sugar and vanilla, mix well.
  • Add in cooled chocolate.
  • Fold in whipped whipping cream.
  • Pour filling into crust and allow to chill for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • Reserving one strawberry, slice strawberries into slices lengthwise. Arrange onto of filling. Place reserved strawberry on top.
  • Melt remaining 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips in a freezer zip loc bag. Clip off one corner and squeeze to drizzle chocolate over top of pie.
  • Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Notes

Pie must be refrigerated for 6-8 hours before serving.

Comments

  1. julie spady says

    this looks so good! (I wish Valentines Day was in July so we could enjoy delicious Oregon strawberries on it!!) (I signed up for ziplist, but i don’t see a button for it here…??)

  2. Cindy says

    Hi Leigh Anne,

    I made the pie last night. We all loved it, and it was really easy to make. :) Thanks again for another wonderful new recipe!

  3. Carole Lee says

    Served this yesterday for Sunday dinner and received the highest of praises husband, son, daughter-in-law and grandma. So easy to make and just delicious only wish you didn’t have to wait for 8 hours from prep to serve, want to eat it as soon as it is prepped.

  4. malinda milbrandt says

    Tried this recipe for a church function this weekend, have gotten several requests for a copy of the recipe, thanks so much, have enjoyed all your recipes.

  5. says

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this pie. My family went bonkers over it. So fun! I did make the crust out of chocolate graham crackers instead of the regular ones. It was terrific and extra chocolatey!

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