Chocolate-Covered-Strawberry Pie

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

I was going to post something far less exciting today, but I really couldn’t help myself.  This pie(without the whipped chocolate ganache on top) is the recipe for my monthly column in our local newspaper which comes out on Thursday, which is also when I would usually post this, but I really couldn’t wait until then.

I’m so proud of this pie.  It took me two attempts, and thank goodness for in-laws to share pie with or we would all be really sick of strawberries.  Despite having way too many strawberries and strawberry pie last week, I’m already dreaming of this pie.  Maybe it’s because I’m slowly cutting out added sugar because I’ve been eating way too much of it lately, but I’m pretty sure it was because this pie was awesome 🙂

So, I made what I call a “cheaters” whipped ganache for the top.  It was an afterthought and I didn’t have time to make actual ganache with chocolate and cream and refrigerating overnight before whipping it.  Sure this still has chocolate and cream, and it may not be the “right” way to make it, but it turned out pretty amazing.  In fact it may have turned out even better than a real whipped ganache topping would have because it was still fairly liquid when it was drizzled over top and then it firmed up in the fridge later.  In any case, look at the picture above.  You really don’t need the fancy chocolate to make  a delicious pie.

As for the pie itself, the crust is baked for under 20 minutes and can be made ahead of time.  You could even use a premade crust or maybe even a graham cracker crust or if you make the dough for this crust ahead of time and keep it in the freezer it’ll be ready to go for when you want it.  The best part?  The rest is done on the stove top.

As you can imagine, I had a hard time breaking my camera away from this pie.

Looking at the pictures now, they don’t look nearly as good as this pie tasted.  By the time I added the ganache the slices had lost their shape a little especially since I chose to have my filling a little on the gooey side.  I put an option for a slightly thicker pie in the recipe, but if you let it set properly in the fridge and keep it refrigerated until ready to serve it will be perfect without the extra cornstarch.  You’ll just have to trust me, this pie is incredible!

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1 purelylori July 3, 2012 at

looks simple and delicious! love chocolate and strawberries together!
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2 Kathryn July 4, 2012 at

Chocolate and strawberries is such a classic combination and I love how sticky that filling looks!
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3 Jen@TheFitHousewife July 4, 2012 at

Looks delish! I love fruit pie in the summer 🙂

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4 Lindsay July 4, 2012 at

Looks amazing! I love chocolate and friut pie! I’m so excited to make this! And I am using your idea to freeze cilantro and lime together today! Genius!
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5 ATasteOfMadness July 4, 2012 at

I would DEFINITELY be proud of this pie! This looks SO good, I’m a little jealous. I need to start making pies!!
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6 Sandra July 4, 2012 at

I am so glad I stumbled upon this blog. At first I was scoping out the strawberry pie recipe, but I have noticed on your side bar so many recipes that would fit in nicely with my clean eating lifestyle! I’m your newest fan!
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7 Joanne July 5, 2012 at

I can definitely see why you couldn’t wait to share this! I almost licked my screen!
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8 Heather July 5, 2012 at

Mmmm this does look delish- I love the drizzle of chocolate and the bright colors of the berries – totally a happy dance cake 🙂
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9 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 5, 2012 at

Ooh, this looks SO good. I love strawberry pie–it’s one of my summertime favorites. 🙂
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10 Erin @ Texanerin Baking July 10, 2012 at

How is that cheater ganache?! I just melt the chocolate and pour it over cream and as far as I know, that’s ganache. 🙂

This pie is incredible looking and the pictures DO make it look delicious. I haven’t had strawberry pie forever and besides, my recipe uses Jell-o. Not something I really want to use (or even have over here). I love that this uses honey and no fake stuff!
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