American Pie Council

Strawberries and Champagne

Strawberries and Champagne
2012 Amateur Gluten Free
Use 9 inch pan.
Serves eight.

Use only gluten free versions of these ingredients.

CRUST
16 Mi-Del Royal Vanilla Gluten Free Cookies
3 Tbsp butter
Place whole cookies in food processor and pulse until cookies resemble wet sand. Melt butter and pour over cookie crumbs and mix until butter is evenly distributed. Press crumbs evenly into pie pan. Bake crust at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool.

CHOCOLATE LAYER
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp corn syrup
2 Tbsp milk
1/3 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet) – Gluten free
1 cup powdered sugar – Gluten free
1-2 oz strawberry Pop Rocks
Mix butter, corn syrup, and milk in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until boiling. Stir
constantly. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Once fully combined, slowly add
powdered sugar. Mix completely, then set aside to cool. Place in an air tight container and place in the refrigerator. Once chilled, place on wax paper and roll it out into a 1/3 inch layer. Quickly place pop rocks on this fudge mixture and gently press them into the fudge. Fold up the fudge and gently squeeze the fudge back into an airtight bag. Spread into chilled pie crust and cover quickly with cream cheese filling.

FILLING
4 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup powdered sugar – Gluten free
4 oz whipped topping– Gluten free
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in the Cool Whip. Spread onto cooled chocolate layer and chill in refrigerator.

STRAWBERRY TOPPING
Fresh Strawberries, enough to cover pie
16 oz package frozen strawberries in syrup, reserving 1 cup juice
1-2 Tbsp cornstarch
Strawberries may be sliced, whole, or a combination of both. A pie with sliced strawberries should be served immediately. Once cut, pat strawberries dry and allow to air dry. Drain the syrup from a 16 oz frozen strawberries (in syrup) package. Let drain until you have 1 cup of syrup. Mix 1-2 Tablespoons of cornstarch into syrup and bring to a boil. Heat until thick. Let cool and chill. After pie crust has chilled, dip strawberries into glaze and place on pie until the top is filled with strawberries. Use glaze to fill in spaces between strawberries.

GARNISH
chopped nuts (Pecans, walnuts, almonds, or nut toppings), favorite gluten free whipped topping, chocolate covered strawberries
Garnish pie as desired.