Chocolate-Strawberry Pie

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Chocolate-Strawberry Pie
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  1. Crust
  2. 1
  3. box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  4. Filling
  5. 1
  6. cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
  7. 2
  8. tablespoons butter or margarine
  9. 1/4
  10. cup powdered sugar
  11. 3
  12. tablespoons kirsch or water
  13. 1
  14. package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  15. 1 1/2
  16. to 2 pints (3 to 4 cups) whole strawberries
  17. Glaze
  18. 3
  19. tablespoons red currant jelly
  20. 2
  21. teaspoons kirsch or water
  1. 1 Heat oven to 450┬░F. Bake pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 9-inch glass pie plate or 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Cool on cooling rack 15 minutes.
  2. 2 In 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons kirsch and the cream cheese until well blended. Pour into pie shell. Arrange strawberries over chocolate mixture.
  3. 3 In 1-quart saucepan, heat glaze ingredients until warm; spoon or brush over strawberries. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until serving time. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.
  4. Any kind of chocolate will work in this recipe--try milk, dark or bittersweet.
  5. A purchased strawberry glaze, usually found next to fresh strawberries in the produce section of your local grocer, can be used to glaze the fresh berries.
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