Unwind with Chocolate Cream Layered Strawberry Pie

Are there ever times where you just feel like treating yourself? Like most people, my life is filled with chaos between running to work and then the gym. Making dinner. Cleaning the house. Doing laundry. It never seems to end. Then there are times where I just have to stop myself, take a deep breath and force myself to relax.

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In order to keep my sanity and unwind, I like to treat myself to life’s little indulgences. Sometimes I go shopping for a new shirt or book, other times I like to treat myself to something indulgent and sweet. Always in moderation, of course. One of my favorite sweet treats to savor is chocolate covered strawberries. One of my least favorite things about them: biting into the strawberry and ending up with strawberry and chocolate in my teeth. Does anybody else feel this way? I wanted to come up with a way to enjoy one of my favorite treats while also making it easier to eat. Strawberry pie! Combining both creamy Litehouse Chocolate Dip and Litehouse Strawberry Glaze makes this a quick and easy dessert to craft. If you have an hour to spare, you can whip this pie up in 30 minutes and enjoy the other 30 minutes to yourself.

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Here are some other ideas of ways that you can treat yourself:

  • Go to the spa and enjoy a massage, manicure or pedicure. If you’re trying to stay within a budget, treat yourself to an at-home pedicure.
  • Buy yourself a bouquet of fresh flowers.
  • Enjoy a fancy cup of coffee and a book or magazine at your local coffee shop.
  • Head to your local chocolate shop and pick out a delicious truffle or bark.

What are some of the ways that you like to relax?

Strawberry Pie Ready to Enjoy! Strawberry Pie Ready to Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Cream Layered Strawberry Pie

Serves 8 | Finish in 40 minutes
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This pie is a twist on a classic treat, bringing together the sweet taste of strawberries and the rich taste of Litehouse Chocolate Dip.

Ingredients

1 frozen deep dish pie crust,
2 individual containers of Litehouse Chocolate Dip,
16 ounces sliced strawberries,
1/2 cup sugar,
3 tablespoons cornstarch,
3 tablespoons flour,
1/2 teaspoon salt,
2 cups milk,
1 egg, slightly beaten,
1/2 cup whipping cream,
1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
1 cup Litehouse Strawberry Glaze

Directions

1. Bake the crust according to the package instructions. Allow the crust to cool while you prepare the cream filling.

2. Mix together the sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add in the milk and bring to a boil, increasing the heat to medium-high. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the cream mixture thickens. Continually stir the cream mixture to avoid the milk from burning to the bottom of the pan.

3. Remove ¼ cup of the hot cream mixture and stir it in with your beaten egg to temper the egg. Once the cream and egg are combined, stir them back into the saucepan, stirring constantly and bring the mixture back to a low boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and place it in the freezer to cool while you prepare the whipping cream.

4. In a large bowl combine the whipping cream and vanilla and beat until soft peaks form. Remove the chilled cream mixture from the freezer and stir 1/3 of the whipped cream into the mix. Fold the remaining whipped cream into the mix.

5. To assemble the pie, spread the Litehouse Chocolate Dip into the bottom of the pie crust. Spoon the cream mixture on top of the chocolate. Layer the sliced strawberries on top of the cream mixture.

6. Place the Litehouse Strawberry Glaze into a small zip closure bag and cut a small hole in the corner. Evenly drizzle the glaze over the strawberries, making sure to fill in all of the cracks between the berries. You can chill the pie for 1 hour to firm up the cream or serve immediately.


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