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!
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!?
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!
A nice drizzle of chocolate finishes it off!
Who wouldn’t feel loved after eating a piece of Chocolate Berry Pie!?
Chocolate berry pie is a delicious combination of chocolate cheese cake filling topped with sliced strawberries and drizzled melted chocolate.
- 1 1/4 C graham cracker crumbs
- 4 Tbsp sugar
- 1/3 C butter melted
- 8 oz. 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
- 2 C fresh strawberries sliced
- 3 Tbsp. semi sweet chocolate chips melted to drizzle on top
Mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter.
Press into bottom of 9 inch pie pan.
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes.
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.
Pie must be refrigerated for 6-8 hours before serving.
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