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Chocolate Strawberry Pie For Your Valentine

Updated on March 3, 2016
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Bake Your Valentine a Pie of Love

If you like to bake do I ever have a recipe for you on Valentine's Day. Not only is this recipe easy, but it will look like you've created a masterpiece for the love of your life, a true labor of love.

I'd picked up this recipe book called "Baker's Easiest-Ever Chocolate Recipes" about twenty years ago while waiting in line to pay for my groceries. That year for my birthday I wanted a homemade chocolate cake, and the only way I knew I'd get one was if I made it myself. My husband couldn't understand why on earth I'd want a homemade cake over a store bought one. When I was growing up my step-mother would always make homemade cakes. Back then it was almost unheard of to buy one.

Now whenever I am craving something chocolaty and homemade my little Bakers recipe book is my go to book.

I must warn you that this pie has tons of calories but who counts on Valentine's Day anyway? Not me that's for sure. This is one of those special days that dieting goes right out the window where it belongs.

Because this recipe includes fresh strawberries means it is a healthy dessert pie.


Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: Roughly just over 1 hour

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 squares of semi-sweet Baker's chocolate. Please note that I used a store brand chocolate.
  • 2/3 cup of corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup of table cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell. I used a frozen pie shell as I do not do well with pastry at all.
  • Cool Whip
  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries washed and sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Since I cheated and used a frozen pie shell, I took it out of the freezer before starting to make my pie.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl melt 6 of the 8 squares. Each square should take about 1-2 minutes on high. Since you're melting six of them what I did was to set the microwave on 4 minutes and I stirred the melting chocolate after 2 minutes and continued to microwave the chocolate until it was almost completely melted. My microwave is getting old and this took a total of 7 minutes to melt the chocolate.
  4. In a medium sized bowl or in a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup add and mix together the melted chocolate, corn syrup and a 1/2 cup of cream.
  5. At this point you will add each egg one at a time whisking the mixture as you go.
  6. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and bake for 38 - 45 minutes, or when you can insert a butter knife into the center of the pie and have it come out clean.
  7. Please note: The center of the pie will slightly sink while cooling.
  8. Remove the pie from the oven and set on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
  9. Once the pie has completely cooled off it is time add the cool whip and strawberries. The original recipe called for whipping cream but I have changed the recipe to make it a little easier.
  10. Spoon the cool whip all over the top of the pie leaving an outer ring of chocolate showing.
  11. Next add the sliced strawberries.
  12. Melt the remaining 2 squares of chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over the strawberries. You can also drizzle some of the chocolate on the plate that you're serving the pie on.
  13. Slice, serve, and ENJOY!
  14. Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

What do you think of my pie recipe?

5 stars from 2 ratings of Chocolate Strawberry Pie

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      Susan Zutautas 22 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Rebecca!

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      Rebecca Mealey 22 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sure looks good. I love chocolate with strawberries! Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChocolateLily: Thanks!

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      ChocolateLily 3 years ago

      No way would I turn this down! Delicious!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Craftymarie: Thanks!

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      Marie 3 years ago

      Oh my, this pie is really just heaven on a plate. Chocolate and strawberries are a perfect combination.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @RedShoesGirl: Thanks!

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      RedShoesGirl 3 years ago

      This looks delicious. Which girl can say no to chocolate and strawberries.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ThreeQuarters2Day: I hadn't thought of topping it off with whipped cream, but that would probably be great!

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      Dawn Romine 3 years ago from Nebraska

      All I need is some whipped cream on top to make it complete.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @DebMartin: Thanks Deb! Always so nice to see you.

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      All I can say is yummy. Lovely pie.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Charito1962: Thanks!

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      sybil watson 3 years ago

      Wow, this pie is like a dream to me! I can't wait to try it!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sybil watson: I do hope you enjoy it. Must warn you though it is hard to stop eating it :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Thanks Lynn, Hope you had a really nice Valentine's Day!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @esmonaco: Hope you enjoy the pie and thank you for the pin, I so appreciate that!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @paulahite: I saw it there and I was quite happy, thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Jerzimom: Thanks!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Oooohhhh...that sure looks yummy! Wish I could take a bite of it!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Yummy, Susan! There is just something about red berries and chocolate. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Wow!!! I could jump right into that pie right now!!! I'll have to pin this, Thanks for another wonderful recipe : )

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Beautiful! This lens os featured on our "What's Cooking at Squidoo" Google+ page. Come check it out!

      https://plus.google.com/106731555139009429707/post...

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Looks Yummy!

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Your Chili recipe looked wonderful, but this looks even better. I am a desert girl, and would love to try this. Would be good for a Valentine's Day dish as well- in fact I think I'll pin this one :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lynda Makara: Thanks! I only wish there was a slice left :)

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      Lynda Makara 3 years ago from California

      It looks really good. Strawberries and chocolate are a great pairing.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @RealHousewife: I've made pie shells but lately they just don't seem to work all that well for me.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: Our strawberry season here is in June but we can find them pretty much all year round, which is nice, especially for Valentine's Day.

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      RealHousewife 3 years ago

      Sounds like a good Valentine's Day treat!

      I use store bought pastry - ain't nobody got time for that!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: Thanks!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Fresh strawberries are available right now in Japan and have been eating a lot of them lately. Time to make some pie!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Calories don't count on Valentine's Day! Beautiful pie!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sharon-smith-58958: I was happy to find some pretty awesome looking strawberries last week while grocery shopping.

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      sharon-smith-58958 3 years ago

      Looks good. I wish strawberries looked better in the store than they have recently. Can't wait for them to be in season.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @ChristyZ: Thanks Chris! I'll be making this again come June :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: Thanks, There's a piece with your name on it. You just have to drive on over and grab it :)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SteveKaye: LOL Sounds like you're having my kind of day Steve :)

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      SteveKaye 3 years ago

      Gee whiz. I thought the list of ingredients was a poll, and got confused over why I couldn't chose anything.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Love means never having to say you're sorry about the Valentine's Day calories. :-) Looks delicious!

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      ChristyZ 3 years ago

      What a delicious looking pie, perfect for Valentine's Day and strawberry season too!