CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY PIE
If you love chocolate covered strawberries (and who doesn’t) this is the pie for you. Gorgeous looking and delicious, it is a snap to make.
Any pie shell will do – homemade, frozen or roll out from the grocery store. Any way, you can get a 9” baked pie shell if fine. I don’t suggest a graham cracker shell as the flavor is too strong for this filling.
1 9” baked pie shell
1 Quart Fresh Strawberries
8 ounces semisweet chocolate (225 grams)
10 tablespoons butter (150 grams or 5 1/3 ounces)
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Place all the ingredients in the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Stir until melted. Alternately, place all the ingredients in a microwave bowl and microwave on half power for about 3 minutes. Stir until smooth. It may need additional time depending upon the power of the microwave.
Spread a thin layer of the chocolate on the bottom of the shell. Refrigerate while preparing the strawberries. Keep the remaining glaze at room temperature.
Cut the tops off the strawberries so they are flat. If the strawberries are assorted sizes (as they usually are), cut the tops off deeper so they will all be about the same height in the shell.
Line the pie shell with the strawberries so they are touching. Spoon the chocolate over the strawberries. Refrigerate to set up.
Bring to room temperature to serve. Store in the refrigerator.
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