Monday, April 8, 2013

Strawberry White Chocolate Pie

While I was planning the menu for Easter I searched and searched for different recipes to make. When I found this recipe it reminded me so much of the cherry cheese pie that I had been making since I was about 10.  The cherry cheese pie recipe was one that I would always make on my birthday for a special treat.  The main difference between this recipe and the one I used to make was the addition of the white chocolate and strawberries.  Oh my gosh!  It is divine!  I can not say enough good things about this pie.  It's creamy, decadent and oh so simple to make!  I adore simple to make recipes, especially since I'm usually cooking and baking with a baby or a toddler on my hip.  Also, any recipes that I can have my kids help me make is a huge bonus.

Strawberry White Chocolate Pie (adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up)

1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
5 T butter, melted                            
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C white chocolate chips                                    
1 T fresh squeezed orange juice
1 t. vanilla                                   
1 whole container cool whip                                   
16 ounces strawberries, sliced
3 T white chocolate chips (optional)
For Crust
Place a sleeve of graham crackers into a food processor.  Turn the graham crackers into find crumbs.  Pour the 5 T. butter over the top of the crumbs. Mix the butter and crumbs together.  Pour the crumb mixture into a 9 in. pie dish.  Press the crumb mixture along the bottom and sides of the pie dish.

For Filling

Pour 1/2 cup white chocolate chips into a small, microwave safe bowl.  Melt the white chocolate chips in 30 second intervals and stir after each interval.  Once the chips have melted, set the chips aside to cool a bit. 

In a mixing bowl, place 16 ounces softened cream cheese.  Beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add 2 c. powdered sugar and mix until smooth. 

Add the container of cool whip, 1 T. of fresh squeezed orange juice, 1 t. vanilla and melted white chocolate.  Mix until smooth.

Pour the filling on top of the graham cracker crust.

Wash and slice the strawberries.  Place them on top of the filling.  I started by making a circular pattern on the outside and worked my way in.

Melt the 3 T. white chocolate in a microwave in 30 second intervals.  Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over the strawberries.  Chill in a refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, yum, Shayna! This is so different. Love it! I'd love it if you'd link this recipe up to this week's Iron Chef Mom: Strawberry Battle!


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