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Deep Dish Strawberry Pie

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"A chocolate-painted baked pie crust prevents this pie from getting soggy and adds a wonderful flavor complementing the strawberries! Serve with whipped cream. I am adding blueberries just around the inner edge of the pie crust after the filling has been added to create a nice red, white, and blue theme for our 4th of July celebration!"
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9 h 20 m servings 332
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 deep-dish pie)


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  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Press pie crust pastry into a 1/2-inch deep dish pie plate. Prick bottom and sides of pastry with fork.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, 1 to 3 minutes. Paint melted chocolate in the bottom and inside of cooled pie crust. Place chocolate-painted crust in freezer to harden the chocolate, about 30 minutes.
  4. Place the prettiest strawberry, cut-side down, in the center of the chocolate crust. Arrange as many attractive strawberries as possible around the center strawberry, so they appear as circles around the center.
  5. Mash the remaining strawberries in a bowl; transfer to a saucepan. Add sugar and lemon juice; bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  6. Whisk ginger ale and cornstarch together in a bowl until smooth; gradually stir into boiling strawberry mixture. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes.
  7. Spoon strawberry sauce over strawberries in pie shell. Chill in refrigerator until pie is set, at least 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 332 calories; 11.1 59.2 2.9 0 123 Full nutrition

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I have a standard strawberry pie I've been making for years, but I like trying new recipes, and this was was great. I followed the recipe to a T, and it came out perfect. If you refrigerate the...

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I wasn't really that impressed with this. I followed the recipe exactly and it was just ok.

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I have a standard strawberry pie I've been making for years, but I like trying new recipes, and this was was great. I followed the recipe to a T, and it came out perfect. If you refrigerate the...

I have never liked traditional strawberry pie, I always found it way too sweet and way too fattening. I was incredibly worried about this one, especially when my strawberry goo thickened up pret...

This is an incredibly well thought out recipe. I followed it to the tiniest detail, and it was beautiful and delicious! The chocolate in the crust is a very clever touch to keep it firm, and ...

Easy, Delicious and a perfect dessert for your summer BBQ! Enjoy!

This recipe is delicious!! I used more strawberries than the recipe calls for but I had a deep dish 10 inch pie plate.

I baked this pie yesterday, following the directions exactly, and it got rave reviews from everyone in my family. None of them are normally "dessert people" but everyone went back for a second h...

I made this for a neighborhood bbq and I was asked for the recipe by everyone that had it. It was the chocolate on the crust that people mentioned the most. It just adds something different. It ...

the only thing I realy did different was quarter the strawberries rather than leave them whole....this pie is incredible!!

The lemon juice adds a nice citrus pop to what is usually a very sugary pie. Adding ginger ale to the cornstarch is inspired as it hides the flavour. 10/10!