Sunday, June 28, 2009

I'm back! White chocolate strawberry pie to celebrate!

Life has been crazy. My class has kept me busy and all of the end of the school year stuff to be done, but now I can finally see my way clear. The school year has ended and I had my final class today. I've been cooking, I just haven't found the time to blog. Hopefully I'll have a couple of new things up over the next few days. Keep looking.

I will celebrate the end of my class by posting this delicious pie. White chocolate strawberry pie. All I can say is YUM!

White Chocolate Strawberry Pie

9 inch baked pie crust
4 oz white chocolate baking squares (1 oz each)
2 tablespoons milk
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp grate orange zest (optional)
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
whipped cream or melted white chocolate for garnish

In a double boiler or microwave, melt 4 squares of white chocolate with milk. Cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in orange zest and melted chocolate. Fold in whipped cream.

Spread this into the baked and cooled crust. Arrange strawberries on top. Top with more whipped cream or one melted square of white chocolate and drizzle on top for garnish. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

I made two pies, doubling everything. I used a full 8 ounce block of cream cheese.

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