Crust1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 tbsp butter, melted
Filling2 8oz blocks of cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups heavy cream + 1 tbsp
2/3 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 carton strawberries, sliced into thirds or halves
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 375.
2.In a small bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until a crumbly, moist mixture forms.
3.Gently but firmly press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of a springform pan or a super deep dish pie pan.
4.Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.5.In a medium bowl, use an electric mixture to beat your cream until it holds firm peaks. Set aside.
6.In a separate, larger bowl, mix cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar until smooth and creamy.
7.Fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into your cream cheese mixture to lighten it, then add the rest. Gently fold until evenly incorporated and smooth.
9.Layer sliced strawberries in an overlapping rows around the top of the cream.
10.Melt chocolate + 1 tbsp cream, and stir until smooth and liquid. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the strawberries.
11.Stick the pie in the fridge for a few hours to allow the creamy filling to firm up.
12.Slice and serve immediately.
* This was simple to throw together and everyone loved it. I liked that it was like a cheesecake but not so rich and thick. It was a big hit I give it a 4 1/2