Strawberry Truffle Pie
- Makes: 8 servings
- Prep: 35 mins
- Chill: 4 hrs
- Bake: 13 mins 450°F
- Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
- 1 6 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, cubed and softened
- 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 pound fresh strawberries, stems removed and halved
- 1/4 cup red currant jelly, melted
- whipped cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a 12-inch circle. Wrap pastry circle around rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry. Crimp edge as desired. Prick bottom and side of pastry with a fork. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes more or until pastry is golden. Cool on a wire rack.
- In a small saucepan combine chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Add cream cheese and liqueur. Cook and stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in the 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
- Spread chocolate mixture in bottom of baked pastry shell. Arrange strawberries, stemmed ends down, on chocolate layer. Brush berries with melted jelly. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
- Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with whipped cream. Makes 8 servings.
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
- In a medium bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time (4 to 5 tablespoons total), until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Shape into a ball.
Nutrition Facts (Strawberry Truffle Pie)
- Per serving:
- 467 kcal ,
- 31 g fat
- (16 g sat. fat ,
- 3 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 10 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 56 mg chol. ,
- 182 mg sodium ,
- 45 g carb. ,
- 3 g fiber ,
- 26 g sugar ,
- 6 g pro.
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