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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

White Chocolate Berry Pie - Way Yumm!

So, last Friday, Brad had a staff meeting and he was assigned to bring dessert. He wanted to bring something delicious and unique to impress his coworkers so of course I went online to find a recipe. I came across a recipe called White Berry Pie and after reading through it, decided it sounded really good. The original recipe didn't make that much filling so I decided to modify it a little and below is the recipe I came up with. Brad's coworkers absolutely loved it. I had to make another one over the weekend so that I could have some too. It's quick and easy to make and tastes even better than it looks - and it looked so delicious! I know this one will become one of our family favorites in the years to come. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.



WHITE CHOCOLATE BERRY PIE

INGREDIENTS:
12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips, divided (reserve ½ cup for topping)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
softened
1 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled
1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust
1 teaspoon shortening
DIRECTIONS:
Place the chocolate chips (less the ½ cup reserved for topping) in a microwave-safe dish. Cook for 1 minute on high in the microwave and stir thoroughly. Continue to heat and stir at 15 second intervals until the chocolate is smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like. (Chill the bowl & beaters in the freezer ahead of time)

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Quickly stir in the warm, melted chocolate until smooth. Fold in the whipped cream until completely blended. Spread the mixture evenly in the bottom of the graham cracker crust. Place the berries, point side up on top.

In the microwave, melt the remaining ½ cup of white chocolate chips along with 1 teaspoon of shortening, starting at 15 second intervals and stirring after each time until smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate all over the berries and pie and then sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Variations: Can use milk chocolate in place of the white or drizzle with milk chocolate. Can also use sliced strawberries to cover the entire top of the pie or mix it up with whatever berries you like.

3 comments:

Bridget said...

That sounds SOOOO good! Yum!

Bridget said...

By the way, I am SOOO jealous that you are going to Kenny Chesney!!!
And thanks again for passing along Zack and Bo's letters. :)

Wren said...

That looks very delectable! mmmmm. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)