Monday, June 23, 2014

Chocolate Ganache Strawberry Pie

Or just simply "Chocolate 'Covered' Strawberry Pie".

Either way it's delicious! Even the big guy that hates tasting new/different food gave a thumbs up! :) When I told him what I was planning to make this he said, "Oh don't! Why would you ruin a good thing?!" But he loves chocolate covered strawberries so this was an easy thing to get him to taste.
It's a really quick way to dress up a classic, and the Ganache is super yummy!
¾ cup strawberry danish dry mix
 2 cups water
  fresh strawberries, washed, hulled
1 teaspoon butter

Combine dry mix and water in a saucepan and and stir with a wire whisk over medium high heat until it comes to a boil and is thickened. Add the butter and whisk it in. This gives it a smooth silky texture. Allow to cool completely.
For the Ganache use your favorite recipe or try the one that I used. I don't always add the Karo and vanilla. It is yummy either way.

4-8 oz. milk chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon light Karo
½ teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup heavy cream

Place the first three ingredients into a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat the heavy cream till bubbles form around the edges. Pour over the chocolate chips and allow to sit for a minute or two. Whisk until smooth and allow to cool and thicken a little before pouring into baked 8" pie shell.

Place a layer of same-ish sized strawberries on their tops over the ganache and press them down slightly. Spoon some Danish over them and if they are small add another layer over top and more Danish. Top with Whipped cream and a drizzle of ganache.




  1. Oh my goodness! My mouth is watering! We love chocolate covered strawberries so I know this would be a hit. It's so pretty, too! Yum!

  2. Wow! looks amazing! I can see why even your doesn't-like-change- husband really like this :)

    1. Oh it's not hubby that doesn't like change, it's our second Son. He likes his food to be more or less same-ish all the time :)

  3. Ganache spread on the crust before you add the strawberries is our favorite.

  4. Ganache spread on the crust before you add the strawberries is our favorite.