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Strawberry Lover's Pie

 Strawberry Lover's Pie
The second question people ask when I serve them this pie is, "What's your recipe?" It comes right after their first question: "May I have another slice?" I like sewing and quilting, gardening…and canning the surplus! —Lauretha Rowe, Scranton, Kansas
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 to 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam, melted

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, melt 2 oz. chocolate and butter over low heat,
  • stirring constantly; spread or brush over the bottom and up the
  • sides of pastry shell. Chill.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar
  • and vanilla until smooth. Spread over chocolate layer; cover and
  • chill for 2 hours.
  • Arrange strawberries over the filling; brush with jam. Melt the
  • remaining chocolate and drizzle over the top. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 286 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.