Friday, May 18, 2012

pintrest & pies

First, it was Myspace. I put off making an account until one day I got curious about who was already on there. I then realized that every single one of my friends had an account and that gave me the push I needed because well, god forbid I’m left out. I didn’t sign up for Facebook until early 2009. I didn’t discover Etsy until my not so internet savvy aunt had to tell me about it. I still don’t have a Twitter. I even shocked myself when I hopped on board the Instagram trend in a timely fashion.

Long story short- I’m always a little late to the party when it comes to “cool” thing to be doing online. That brings me to my current point. I just signed up for Pintrest!! I deserve a cookie, I know.


Maybe I haven’t really delved into it as much as I should have and correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s basically just a way to organize the cute things you come across on the Internet. Which translates into a site that’s feeding into my shopping addiction at a rather rapid rate. I admit, that’s probably my own fault. I shouldn’t have made that board entitled “things I want”. Anywho, it has already come in handy once. There was an insert (found on etsy, of course) that will hold dSLR equipment that will slip into any bag. Having a stylish bag to house my new camera? Yes, please! Luckily, I pinned it so instead of trying to remember where I saw it and searching endlessly for it I just went back to my Pintrest and boom..there it was. I’m starting to see the whole point of this website.

So where does the pie fit into this, you ask? Well, the first thing that caught my eye immediately after I created my account was this chocolate covered strawberry pie. 


My mouth literally watered when I saw this. I don’t know why but chocolate and strawberries are one of, if not, the best food combinations to ever to exist in life. I knew I needed to make it, and soon.

Well tonight was the night. Since we had a low key brunch on Mother’s Day (and chocolate pies aren’t really a brunch thing- as much as I’d like them to be) I knew that our weekly dinner at my parent’s house was the perfect occasion. Kind of like a belated Mother’s Day dessert, if you will. It’s obvious I’m trying to make excuses for this pie but whatever the case may looked delicious and needed to be made ASAP.

chocolate covered strawberry pie-

1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 chocolate pie crust (like Oreo)

Remove the stems from about 30 strawberries and cut in half

 Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips in the microwave (30 second intervals) for about 1-2 minutes, being careful not to burn. Set aside.

Beat the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup of the confectioners sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until it becomes thick.


In a separate bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, the other 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar, & the cup of melted chocolate.


Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.


Also, make sure to lick the spoon. 


 Fill the chocolate pie crust with the cream cheese mixture and spread evenly (do NOT overfill).

Then, press the sliced berries into the mixture. Find every single available nook & cranny, and shove a berry in it!


Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate in a bowl. Drizzle the melted milk chocolate on. Make sure the drizzles are thin and spread out because if you pour the chocolate on top it is impossible to cut when the chocolate harden again.


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