Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

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This chocolate covered strawberry pie recipe has strawberry silk, chocolate ganache, and chocolate covered strawberries, for a fresh strawberries dessert idea that's out of this world. This easy pie recipe has two different forms of chocolate covered strawberries. The first is that the bottom layer that has strawberry silk covered with chocolate ganache. Then the pie has a delicious top layer of chocolate covered strawberries. This pie is easy to make and uses a premade crust, you can, however, make a homemade crust if you prefer. The strawberry silk layer uses strawberry gelatin, but you can substitute that for some agar if you prefer a vegetarian and vegan option. Agar, also known as agar-agar is a jelly-like substance that is obtained from algae. Agar-agar is a natural vegetable gelatin substitute. Agar is white and semi-translucent, and sold in packages as washed and dried strips or in powdered form. Agar can be used to make puddings, pie filling, jellies, and custard recipes as an alternative to animal based gelatin. Agar is a good alternative for people following vegetarian or vegan diets.

Fresh strawberries are a good addition to this easy pie recipe. Fresh strawberries have plenty of nutritional value with Vitamin C, dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and protein. In the spring, strawberries are the first of the fruits to ripen. Ther colorful berry has about 200 seeds on an average in each strawberry. Strawberries are the only fruit to wear their seeds on the outside of the fruit. The state of California produces about 75 percent of the strawberry crops in the U.S. There are three different types of strawberries to include June-bearing, overbearing strawberries, and day neutral strawberries. Of all the strawberry varieties, the June-bearing strawberries are the most flavorful. A good tip when it comes to strawberries is that you don't want to wash cut strawberries under running water until you are ready to eat them, simply because washing them speeds up spoiling. Strawberries are a popular fruit that is grown in every U.S. state and Canadian province in North America.

Strawberries can survive in a wide variety of different conditions and will grow happily in most anyplace around the world. Strawberries and cream is a popular dessert recipe during the summer in Britain. In Sweden, fresh strawberries are a traditional dessert idea that is served on Midsummer Eve. Considered a perennial, the strawberry plant will grow back year after year. The ancient Romans believed that strawberries had medicinal powers. With strawberries being used to treat everything from depression to fever and sore throats. The Native Americans were among the earliest people to eat strawberries, and they even introduced European settlers to the delicious fruit. Thank you to Tonia from The Gunny Sack for sharing this good pie recipe for chocolate covered strawberry pie. This is just one of the easy pie recipes you will find on this recipe site. Other recipes you will find include appetizers, beverages, breakfast recipes, crock pot ideas, desserts, dinner recipes, holiday ideas and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie from The Gunny Sack
Ingredients: Pie crust, water, strawberry gelatin, cream cheese, heavy cream, vanilla, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, strawberries, shortening.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 563, Calories from Fat 324, Total Fat 36.0g 55%, Saturated Fat 22.7g 113%, Cholesterol 83mg 28%, Sodium 167mg 7%, Potassium 271mg 8%, Carbohydrates 46.0g 15%, Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%, Sugars 38.3g, Protein 15.5g, Vitamin A 18%, Vitamin C 36%, Calcium 13%, Iron 9%

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