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Sunday, May 23, 2010

White Chocolate Berry Pie


aka Pentecost Pie

When thinking about what to make to celebrate our Church's birthday today, I didn't think long before I thought of this yummy, fresh strawberry pie. As we are (most of us) pie people in my house, I thought "pie" because my children usually request pie for their birthday dessert. And I thought "strawberry" because when sliced, strawberries look just like red flames. Layered over a bed of white chocolate whipped cream, this berry pie is so delicious and refreshing. It's not too filling, and even though it's perfect for Pentecost with sliced strawberries, I have a feeling it would be wonderful with any fresh berry on top.

Today when I made it, I had assumed I had an orange in the produce drawer. Alas, I did not, but I can assure you, after tasting the filling, it is just as good with lemon peel. I use a pre-made graham cracker crust because the darling of the pie is most definitely the filling and the berries. You could certainly use a homemade graham cracker or even a regular baked and cooled pie crust instead.

btw -- I accidentally put all five ounces of melted chocolate in the filling and didn't feel like melting more for drizzle -- so my "flames" are drizzle-less.

The recipe came to me through a friend from Taste of Home.

White Chocolate Berry Pie

5 oz. white chocolate, divided
2 T. milk
1 cup whipping cream
3 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
1 t. grated orange peel
1 graham cracker crust - 9 inch
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries

In a microwave or over double boiler, melt 4 oz. of white chocolate with milk. Cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, beat whipping cream until stiff and fluffy. Remove from mixer bowl to another bowl. Then, beat cream cheese and sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in orange peel and melted chocolate. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into crust; smooth. Arrange strawberries on top. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over berries. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Store in refrigerator.

Source: Taste of Home magazine



The Ipps said...

This looks wonderful. The strawberries are a great symbol of the flames.
I thought I was the only one who ate pie for her Birthday (Sugar Cream to be exact).

Deborah said...

Made this last night and it is simply divine!!! We all loved it. It will definitely be made again! YUM!