Chocolate Strawberry Pie is the perfect dessert for a special occasion. These mini-pies have so much wow factor. The fresh strawberries and creamy filling hide a sweet, surprise layer of strawberry preserves and everything is topped off with melted milk chocolate and a sprinkling of pink himalayan salt. Delicious! But here's the best part, these are easy to make and are ready in about 30 minutes.
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As pies goes, these are so easy to make. No rolling out a crust, no peeling fruit. All you need are the following ingredients and less than 30 minutes:
- Keebler Graham Ready Crust, one package contains six crusts
- Goat cheese
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Milk chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
- Strawberry preserves
- Fresh strawberries
- Pink Himalayan Salt
I've experimented with this recipe a lot and have tried it with a layer of melted chocolate in the bottom of the mini-pies, instead of strawberry preserves. But once chilled, the chocolate sets up and gets a little crunchy, which makes the pies a little awkward to eat - though still quite delicious.
I don't often use pre-made pie crusts, but with this recipe I make an exception because these little graham cracker crusts are so light and perfect. The layers and flavors are sweet bliss.
Not everyone is a fan of goat cheese, though the cream cheese does a good job pairing with it in this filling. But not to worry, options abound! As a substitute, I recommend swapping goat cheese for the same amount of Mascarpone cheese. Or as another alternative, just double up on the cream cheese instead.
You'll probably have more melted chocolate than you need for the tops of the pies. I like to use the extra chocolate to coat the leftover whole strawberries - if there are any - and serve those as a side treat.
Fruit Topping Options
You can swap out strawberries for any fruit, as long as it's one that doesn't turn brown once sliced and tastes good with chocolate. I recommend either raspberries or blueberries as options, just be sure to also use either raspberry or blueberry preserves in the first layer of the pies.
These are delicious served right away, but chilling for an hour or so allows time for the filling to set and create a stable layer for the toppings. You can prepare them a day ahead with great results, but these are best served fresh, within a day or two. Store in the refrigerator, lightly covered, but try to enjoy them within 48 hours.