Start this make-ahead pie with a purchased crumb crust. Spread melted chocolate over the bottom, top with a cream cheese layer, and finish with fresh strawberries and melted jam.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
chill:
6 hrs
cook:
5 mins
total:
6 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Garnish (optional)

Directions

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  • Melt together chocolate pieces and milk in small saucepan over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the vanilla until smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared crust, spreading level. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm to the touch, about 1 hour.

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  • Blend together Neufchatel cheese, confectioners sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla in medium-size bowl until smooth. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the chocolate layer in the crust. Arrange strawberries on top, pointed ends up.

  • Melt the jam in a small skillet over low heat until smooth, stirring occasionally. Brush some of the melted jam evenly over the strawberries. Spoon on remaining jam to cover the cheese layer showing between the strawberries.

  • Cover the pie and refrigerate for 5 hours or up to 1 day. Cut into wedges and serve with whipped cream and drizzle with melted semisweet chocolate if desired.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; fat 26g; cholesterol 46mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 52g; insoluble fiber 2g; protein 7g; sodium 303mg.
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