1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, cubed and softened
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup confectioners'
1 (9-inch) pastry shell, baked
1 pound whole strawberries, rinsed and
1/4 cup red currant (or apple) jelly
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sifted confectioners' sugar
In saucepan, combine chocolate chips and butter. Heat and stir over medium-low
heat until melted. Add cream cheese and orange juice. Heat and stir until combined.
Remove from heat. Stir in the 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Spread in bottom
of baked pastry shell. Arrange berries, stem ends down, in chocolate.
Melt jelly; brush over berries. Cover; chill in the refrigerator for at least
Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
If you wish to use the whipped cream, in chilled medium bowl, combine whipping
cream and the 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar. Beat with chilled beaters
of an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Dollop over pie.
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