Chocolate Strawberry Oasis Pie


Chocolate Strawberry Oasis PieIngredients

For Crust

  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 7 ounces chocolate wafer cookies (about 30 cookies)
  • 1 pint strawberries, trimmed and halved

For Filling

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Strawberry Oasis PiePreparation

  1. Lightly spray a 9-inch pie dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, heat on high for 30 seconds or until just melted. Stir until smooth.
  3. Finely grind cookies in processor.
  4. Add chocolate mixture and process until crumbs are evenly moistened.
  5. Press crumb mixture into prepared pie dish.
  6. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  7. Arrange strawberry halves in a single layer in the bottom of the crust.
  8. For filling, whisk sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, spices, and salt in heavy medium saucepan to combine.
  9. Whisk in egg yolks to form thick paste.
  10. Gradually whisk in milk, then whisk over medium-high heat until mixture thickens and boils 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  11. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  12. Whisk in bourbon and vanilla.
  13. Cool 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  14. Pour filling over strawberries until level with the top edge of the crust (you may not use all the filling).
  15. Chill until set, at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
  16. Top with fresh whipped cream and more strawberries, if desired.
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