Chocolate Strawberry Pie is the perfect dessert for a special occasion. The lightly sweetened filling 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. If you like sweet, strawberry desserts like Strawberry Rhubarb Pie or Croissant Bread Pudding with Fruit, you're going to love this tasty recipe!
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Ingredients to Have on Hand
As pies go, these are so easy to make. First of all, like Peanut Butter Pies, this is a no-bake recipe. But in addition to that, there's no rolling out a crust, and like my Easy Fresh Apple Cake recipe, there's 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 and 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.
Pro Tip: I recommend using jam as the first layer in these pies.
Use Pre-Made Pie Crusts
I don't often use pre-made pie crusts, but I make an exception with this recipe because these little graham cracker crusts are so light and perfect.
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
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.
Pro Tip: 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.
Extra Chocolate Sauce
Chocolate and desserts just go hand in hand. One of my family's favorite desserts is Old Fashioned Chocolate Pound Cake.
But with Chocolate Strawberry Pies, you might find yourself with a little extra melted chocolate after you assemble the pies.
Pro Tip: Use the extra melted chocolate to coat any leftover whole strawberries and serve those as a treat on the side.
Fruit Topping Options
You can swap out strawberries for any fruit, as long as it does not turn brown once it's sliced and of course, it needs to be a fruit that tastes good with chocolate.
Pro Tip: 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.
For sure. 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.
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