Introduction: Strawberries & Cream Pie
I'm not a very big fan of traditional pies, but I found this recipe a few years ago and it has become a family favorite for pie and non-pie fans alike! I have only used strawberries, but you can use any fruit or combination of fruit and I'm sure it would still be delicious. I think raspberries would be wonderful with this recipe...maybe I'll try that next time.
Strawberries and Cream Pie:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tsp shortening
1 Oreo pie crust (I have also used a graham cracker crust and both options are fabulous)
1 block cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 tub Cool Whip (8 oz)
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
Combine chocolate chips and shortening and melt in the microwave. I usually microwave it for about 30 seconds and then stir. If needed, microwave for another 15-20 seconds and stir again. Stir until well combined and then pour about 3/4 of the mixture into the bottom of the crust and refrigerate until firm.
Arrange the strawberries on top of the pie. Microwave the remaining chocolate and drizzle over the top. I usually refrigerate again for about an hour before serving. You can also add the strawberries and chocolate before refrigerating overnight - that works great too!