Chocolate Strawberry Pie is the perfect dessert for a special occasion. These mini-pies have a lot of wow factor. The lightly sweetened filling made with cream cheese and goat cheese hides a surprise layer of strawberry preserves. Everything is topped off with a fresh strawberry, melted milk chocolate and a sprinkling of pink Himalayan salt. This is a no-bake treat that's ready in about 30 minutes.
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Ingredients to Have on Hand
As pies goes, these are so easy to make. First of all, this is a no bake recipe. But in addition to that, there's 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
- Milk chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
- Strawberry preserves
- Fresh strawberries
- Pink Himalayan Salt
First Layer of Pie Filling
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.
But for that reason I recommend jam as the first layer in these pies.
Use Pre-Made Pie Crusts
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.
We don't always think of goat cheese as a dessert ingredient, but it is a great complement to cream cheese in this recipe and adds a slightly tangy flavor to the filling.
Once softened, the goat cheese blends beautifully with the cream cheese. This is the perfect pairing of subtle flavors for your mini pie filling
Filling Substitutions for Goat Cheese
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.
Extra Chocolate Sauce
You'll probably have more melted chocolate than you need for the tops of the pies.
I like to use the extra melted 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 its sliced and of course it needs to be a fruit that 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.
Top Tips and FAQ
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.
For sure. Pretty much any fruit that tastes delicious with chocolate will work well in this recipe. But especially those fruits that are also readily available as jam or jelly.
More Sweet Recipe Ideas
Here are more dessert treats I think you'll love!
- No Peel Apple Cake
- Croissant Bread Pudding
- Fancy Rice Krispy Treats (so easy, but so special and delicious!)
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