Berry-Licious Cream Cheese Tart / Pie

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Chocolate layer
  • 12
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2
    tablespoons butter
  • Creamy cheese filling
  • 8
    ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14
    cup whipping cream
  • 34
  • 2
    tablespoons brandy (using a flavored like kirschwasser (cherries)
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 -3
    cups fresh strawberries, washed, dried and hulled
  • Glaze
  • 2
    tablespoons honey
  • 14
    cup seedless raspberry preserves
  • Pecan Crown
  • 13 - 12
    cup pecan halves, toasted
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DIRECTIONS

  • Crust:
  • Prepare pie crust in a tart or pie pan.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Prick pie crust and cover with foil or wax paper topping with weights. Baking for 10 minutes.
  • Chocolate layer:
  • Melt chocolate and butter together to blend. Spread melted chocolate over bottom of baked pie shell. Chill.
  • Creamy cheese filling:
  • Beat cream cheese with whipping cream, sugar, brandy, and vanilla.
  • Spread over chocolate. Chill 2-4 hours.
  • Glaze:
  • Combine honey and preserves bring to a boil then reduce and simmer 5-10 minutes to reduce. Chill.
  • Arrange strawberries cut side down on cream.
  • Arrange pecans along the sides around the strawberries.
  • Brush berries and pecans with glaze.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. When slicing be sure to go through the chocolate and crust layers.
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