Today I'm sharing a recipe for Strawberries & Cream Pie that is simply delicious! This recipe has been in my file for a while now to try.......and I finally tried it. It's a keeper! I love the creaminess of it with the fresh strawberries. Oh---and the graham cracker crust. Always a favorite of mine with cream pies! The recipe says to brush melted strawberry jam over the fresh strawberries, but I didn't do that. I wanted to have that fresh strawberry flavor, so I left them "naked." Also, just a note about the chocolate in the bottom of the crust. Next time I make this, and their will be a next time, I will omit the chocolate. It was a bit too hard to cut through the chocolate when I was eating it, so I'm just gonna leave it out. By all means, leave it in if you've gotta have your chocolate, but I think it will taste great without it, too! Recipe is at the end of this post!
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From: Taste of Home
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips, divided
3 tsp. shortening, divided
1 graham cracker crust
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
½ c. sugar
½ c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 carton (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 c. fresh strawberries, halved
½ c. seedless strawberry jam
In a microwave, melt ¾ c. chocolate chips and 2 tsp. shortening; stir until smooth. Brush over crust. Refrigerate until firm. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Arrange strawberries over pie. In a microwave, heat jam until melted; brush over the top. Melt remaining chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over pie. Refrigerate until chilled.