White Chocolate-Strawberry Pie

Everything is in bloom and the temps are warming up which means the heavy comforting meals of winter are filed away for next year and the refreshing recipes of spring and summer are ready to be enjoyed.
Last week was 3.14; my son kept referring to Pi day.  Then he was so gracious to even quote Pi to me …. 438 times.  
So, in honor of “Pi” day and to make our resident nerd’s entire week, I made a pie.
Refreshing, easy and OH! so delicious, everyone in the house was very happy.
{White Chocolate-Strwberry Pie}
1 9-in. pie crust (I used a store-bought crust)
12-ounces low-fat cream cheese
14-ounces melted white chocolate* (I used and prefer Ghirardelli)
2-3 Tablespoons sugar
1 carton of fresh strawberries
Whipping Cream (optional)

Wash all of your strawberries and pat to dry.  Choose several strawberries (fairly uniform in size) that you would like to dip in the white chocolate to use as your garnish and set aside  Using about eight more of the remaining strawberries, slice them thinly.

Prepare the pie crust according to package directions.  You will cook it completely through. Slowly melt the white chocolate in a double boiler**.  Once the chocolate is melted, dip your strawberries in the melted chocolate and set aside.

Save the remaining chocolate, you will be using it in the filling and pie crust as well.  In the pie crust, spread half of the remaining white chocolate in the bottom and sides of the pie crust.  Then place a layer of strawberries on top.  Place in the refrigerator to cool the chocolate.

For the pie filling, take your cream cheese and whip it with a mixer.  Gradually add the remaining melted white chocolate and a tablespoon or so of sugar.  Adjust the amount based on how sweet you would like it to be.  Once mixed well, smooth on top of the strawberries and pie crust.

Whip the whipping cream a little stiffer than normal and sweeten to desire taste.  Put in a pastry bag and pipe a design (shells or rosettes) around the edge.  Arrange your white chocolate dipped strawberries on top, chill and serve.

*Actually I used about 16 ounces of white chocolate in my recipe because I wanted the extra in my filling.

**If you don’t have a double boiler, use a stainless steel bowl on top of a pan of water, creating the same effect..

My extra strawberries didn’t make it to garnish.  But, they tasted delicious!


Linking up with Foodie Friday at Designs By Gollum this week.


11 thoughts on “White Chocolate-Strawberry Pie

  1. Looks delicious and oh so lovely. Nothing would have made it to the pie here. The chips would have been eaten, the berries, the cream. We're incorrigible. It's great to have a smart kid!


  2. Pingback: Strawberry Caprese Salad | Fiddle Dee Dee

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