Double Chocolate Black-Bottom Strawberry Pie – If You Love Chocolate Covered Strawberries, You’ll Love This Pie!

Love Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Then You'll Love This Pie!

Finished Pie – with a bit of drizzled semisweet chocolate which, I decided, isn’t worth the bother!!   ; o )

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Double Chocolate Black-Bottom Strawberry Pie is best eaten the day it’s made!

You get a double dose of chocolate in this scrumptious strawberry pie! Your first dose of chocolate begins with a purchased chocolate cookie crust, over which is poured a rich layer of melted chocolate and cream.    

While the chocolate and cream layer is cooling in the fridge you prepare the strawberry glaze.  Once the glaze has cooled a bit you gently mix in the sliced strawberries, pour the pie filling over the chocolate and cream layer and refrigerate for several hours.  It’s doesn’t get much easier – or delicious – than that my friends!

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1 quart of strawberries = 1 1/2 lbs.    1 pint of strawberries = 3/4 lb. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 purchased chocolate cookie pie crust
  • 2 lbs. strawberries     ++  You’ll need 1/4 cup mashed strawberries for the glaze – – and 4 cups sliced strawberries for the filling.
  • 1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

UPDATE:  The ingredients for the glaze – listed below – are half of what I’d posted yesterday because a purchased cookie crust only holds 4 cups of sliced strawberries and a full cup of sugar made the filling overly sweet for my taste.    ; o )

  • 1/4 cup mashed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water   ++ Mixture will be REALLY thick but it will get a bit watered down by the berry juice.  
  • 2 tsps. lemon juice – optional
  • 1 – 2 drops red food coloring – optional

Method

Chocolate & Cream Layer

In a microwave – or small saucepan on top of the stove – heat cream until steaming.  Add chocolate chips.  Let stand for 2 minutes, then whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is thick.  Spread evenly over bottom of the pie crust.  Refrigerate while you prepare the strawberry glaze.

Strawberry Glaze   

Place in a small saucepan 1/4 cup mashed strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. (Optional 2 tsp. lemon juice and 1 – 2 drops red food coloring.) Boil, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes until glaze is very thick and deep red.  Place glaze in a bowl and allow to cool while you slice the strawberries.

Once the strawberry glaze has cooled, gently mix in the sliced strawberries (about 4 cups) and pour into the pie crust.  Chill for several hours. Dollop on lots of whipped cream and enjoy!

Love Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Then You'll Love this Strawberry Pie

Start with a chocolate cookie crust.

Love Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Then You'll Love This Strawberry Pie (2)

Chocolate & Cream Mixture is spread over the chocolate cookie crust.

Love Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Then You'll Love This Strawberry Pie (3)

You’ll need 1/2 cup mashed strawberries for the glaze.

Love Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Then You'll Love This Strawberry Pie (4)

Strawberry Glaze – waiting for it to boil.

Love Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Then You'll Love This Strawberry Pie!

Strawberry Glaze – cooled and ready to mix with the sliced strawberries.

Love Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries - Then You'll Love This Pie!

Finished Pie – with a bit of drizzled semisweet chocolate, which I wouldn’t bother doing again! ; o )

Love Chocolate Covered Strawberries - Then You're Goona Love This Pie!

15 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Black-Bottom Strawberry Pie – If You Love Chocolate Covered Strawberries, You’ll Love This Pie!

  1. I don’t know what it is about combining chocolate with strawberries but I want to put in an order for a 2nd helping as soon as I catch a glimpse of the confection. Damn the diet! With this pie, Cecile, I just might ask for a third. 😉

    • Hi My Dear Friend!! Thanks for taking the time to post a comment. I am so far behind with everything… my gardens… getting ready to put my house of for sale in Feb…. keeping up with my blogging friends etc. etc. etc. How’s your summer going? It’s going by far to fast… as usual – right?!

      • Summer is going just fine. It started out quite hectic but things have slowed very nicely and everything but my blog is in good shape. My garden, in fact, has never been so weed-free this time of year. Imagine that! Selling your home in February? Ugh! How I dread the thought of moving but I know there’s one in my future. Not anytime soon but I am considering the prospect. This building has served me well but at some point I’ll need to downsize. I’ll think about that tomorrow …

        • It’s one thing to ‘think’ about moving and getting rid of stuff…. and downsizing… but it’s another to actually do it… Luckily I have an area where I can simply put out perfectly good but unwanted items… and people just take them away!!
          (I bet a lot of people would like to do that with their spouse!!) ; o )

          • Ha! re: the spouse. Believe me, I’m fully aware of the difference between planning and doing. The planning would be so much easier if it wasn’t accompanied by the dread of the doing phase. I’m not worried about things being taken away. For me, it’s getting them out of the house that’s the problem. I am so not looking forward to it. You have started early, though, Cecile. At least you’ve got that in your favor. 🙂

    • Aren’t you, as I always say, JUST THE SWEETNESS THING!!!!! And I think this will be the 3rd dessert recipe you’ve shared of mine – what fun!!!
      ; o ) Thanks!!

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