Strawberries & Cream Pie
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
3 tsp shortening, divided
1 graham cracker crust (or make own)
1 pkg cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 cup seedless (i used regular) strawberry jam
In a microwave, melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 2 tsp shortening; stir until smooth. Brush over crust including sides. Refrigerate until firm.
In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Arrange strawberries over pie. In a microwave, heat jam until melted; brush over the top. Melt remaining chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over pie. Refrigerate until chilled.
I, of course, didn't really follow the directions all the way. Boy #2 was helping me and reading the instructions to me......and we put the melted jam on top of the whipped cream mixture and arranged the strawberries over that, then refrigerated.