Strawberry Chocolate Pie2013-01-21
- Servings : 12
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 60m
- Ready In : 1:10 h
I present to you, Marcela’s Strawberry Chocolate Pie! It is a delicious dessert to fill anyone’s chocolate craving. It is sweet from the chocolate however the strawberries evens it out and the nice pie crust makes it a nice balanced dessert.
Making the Pie Crust: Combine the crackers crumbs with the margarine, and mix it with your hands until it become a ball of dough. If you notice the dough being too flaky, you can add and extra half or a full tablespoon of margarine.
Once mixed well, place it in a large (12") and tall pie pan with removable bottom for easy removal
Starting from the bottom of the pan, press the dough with your fingers till it covers all the corners of the pan, then start to gently pull the pie dough over to the sides of the pan
After all the dough is placed, you should have about 2 to 3 inches of crust on the sides, that are about 5mm thick
Now with a fork, make holes in the entire dough at about half an inch apart, including the corners and sides of it. This allow the dough to breath in the oven and avoid those bubbles, so be generous
Once everything is ready, preheat your oven at 356F or 180C and bake the pie crust for 10 to 15 minutes or till the edges start to become slightly golden. Once it is done take it out of the oven and let it cool down.
Custard Filling: Place your chocolate bowl inside a large pot filled with water and cook it in a medium heat till your chocolate is completely melted. If you are using a small bowl please be careful to not let the water in your bowl
In a bowl mix a half cup of milk, heavy cream and cornstarch until dissolved
Grab a separate bowl slightly beat the egg yolks
In a large bowl, add in all the mixtures you made excluding the melted chocolate and start cooking it in low heat, mix well with a whisk during the entire process
Once your mixture is hot, you can add the melted chocolate and keep mixing on medium heat until the consistency is like thick cream. It should take about 30 to 40 minutes
Once you have hit the right consistency, let it cool down for 10 minutes and pour over the pie crust. Set it aside and let it cool down completely.
Icing: In a mixer, add the egg whites and the lime juice and beat at medium speed till it becomes thick fluffy cream (should be about 15 minutes)
While you are still mixing, stiff the icing sugar and add it slowly to the mixture
Lastly add a total of 2 tablespoon of hot water in the mixture but add them one tablespoon at a time with at least 30 seconds gap
Once that is complete you may now cover the pie with the icing using a spatula or a icing bag and put it in the fridge for at least 3 hours before serving