American Pie Council

Got to Get You into My Life Pie

Got To Get You Into My Life
2012 Amateur Fruit and Berry

Use 9/9.5 inch plate.
Serves eight.

CRUST
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp sugar
5 Tbsp butter, melted

Mix all ingredients together and press mixture into a pie plate. Bake in a 375 -degree oven for 10 minutes, or until brown. Allow to cool down to room temperature before filling.

FILLING
6 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup powdered sugar
6 oz Cool Whip
At least 13 oz Nutella
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in the Cool whip. Spread half of cream cheese mixture into bottom of pie crust. Chill. Add a 1/4-1/2 inch thickness of Nutella on cream cheese layer. Chill. Spread the rest of the cream cheese mixture on top of Nutella.

STRAWBERRY TOPPING
Fresh Strawberries (enough to cover pie)
16 oz package frozen strawberries, reserving 1 cup juice
1-2 Tbsp cornstarch
Strawberries may be sliced or whole, or a combination of sliced and whole. Sliced strawberries should be served immediately. Once cut, pat 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 in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Heat until thick. Let cool and chill.
After pie crust has cooled, 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).
whipped topping
Nutella
Garnish as desired.