Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chocolate Strawberries and Cream Pie

After Easter candy sales depress me. Chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chicks look down from their discount shelves, never to fulfill their Easter dreams. I always end up buying a few (of the bunnies, sorry chicks but I'm not a fan) and then they sit on my shelf waiting for some higher purpose. And I imagine that being used in this pie would be a chocolate bunny's dream. Well, actually maybe not since they get melted down and spread over a pie crust then topped with fluffy cream and fresh juicy strawberries. But hey, at least they made it out of the store, right?!
*Disclaimer, yes I realize that the bunnies are made of chocolate and probably don't have "feelings"

Chocolate Strawberry and Cream Pie
3 ounces chocolate, divided or one big Easter bunny broken into pieces
1/2 tablespoon butter (can be omitted if using a high quality Easter Bunny) `
1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked (use your favorite recipe)
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Sour Cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
1/3 cup strawberry jam, melted

In a large saucepan, melt 2 oz. chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Note -try to use a good quality bunny or the chocolate will be harder to spread when melted. Spread or brush over the bottom and up the sides of pastry shell.
Chill.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Spread over chocolate layer; cover and chill for 2 hours.
Arrange strawberries over the filling.
Brush with jam. Melt the remaining chocolate and drizzle over the top. Yield: 6-8 servings.
So good!

10 comments:

  1. delish, I was just thinking about melting down some easter bunnies myself.

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  2. Incredible looking pie....I need some of this...neeed it. ;) Excellent use for leftover Easter chocolate.

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  3. This looks like crack for a pregnant woman! I need this now!!!

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  4. I just found your blog today and I am HOOKED lol, I love everything you post it all looks soo good and the pictures are gorgeous :) will be back again and again

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  5. i love that you used a chocolate bunny for this. so creative friend :).

    miss you.

    let's see each other soon.

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  6. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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