Strawberry Black Bottom Pie

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by PaulaG

Chocolate and strawberries the perfect combination. This pie is one that you will be asked to make and again and again. Make this pie first thing in the morning and allow to chill until dinner time. The recipe comes from Plain & Fancy a cookbook by The Junior League of Richardson, TX.

Top Review by Renegade Chef

This one didn't turn out very well for me. I thought I followed instructions, but I ended up with a gooey mess. The taste was okay, but it was too soupy to serve.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the half and half in saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Blend in chocolate chips until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and beat in egg yolks, 1 at a time.
  4. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Cool slightly and pour into prepared crust.
  6. Chill until set.
  7. In a blender or food processor, puree 2 cups strawberries with the lemon juice.
  8. Sprinkle the gelatin packet over the water and allow soften for 1 minute; add to strawberry puree.
  9. Chill mixture until partially congealed, approximately 10 minutes.
  10. With electric mixer, beat egg whites, gradually adding sugar, until soft peaks form.
  11. Fold berry mixture into egg whites and pour over chocolate.
  12. Chill until set.
  13. Before serving garnish with additional strawberry halves.
  14. The cooking time is the recommended minimum chilling time.

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