Checkerboard Strawberry Pie
Recipe from Family Circle

Beneath the strawberry and whipped topping checkerboard, you'll discover white chocolate cream pie filling and chopped strawberries.



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Ingredients
    Chocolate Crust:
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      1 1/4  cups 
      graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole boards)
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      2   tablespoons 
      unsweetened cocoa powder
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      2   tablespoons 
      confectioners sugar
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      5   tablespoons 
      butter, melted
    Filling:
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      1/4  cup 
      granulated sugar
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      3   tablespoons 
      cornstarch
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      1 1/2  cups 
      milk
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      1   cup 
      white chocolate chips
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      1   teaspoon 
      vanilla
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      3   
      drops red food coloring
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      container (12 ounces) frozen nondairy topping, thawed
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      2   cups 
      chopped strawberries (from two 1-pint baskets)
    Garnish:
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      strawberries
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      strawberry jelly
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      plain or striped chocolate kisses, wrapping removed
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      White nonpareil candies

    Directions
    Crust:

    1.
    Mix crumbs, cocoa and sugar in medium-size bowl. Stir in melted butter until well mixed. Press mixture over bottom and up sides of 9-inch glass pie plate. Place in freezer until ready to fill.
    Filling:

    1.
    Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium-size saucepan. Over medium heat, gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in white chocolate, vanilla and food coloring until mixture is smooth. Transfer to large bowl; cover surface directly with plastic wrap. Let cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
    2.
    When cool, whisk chocolate mixture until smooth. Reserve 1 cup of the nondairy topping. Fold the remaining nondiary topping into chocolate mixture.
    3.
    Spread half of chocolate filling over bottom of prepared crust. Top with chopped strawberries. Spread remaining chocolate filling over strawberries. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    To decorate top of pie:

    1.
    Spoon remaining nondairy topping into pastry bag fitted with #30 star tip. Pipe border around edge of pie. Pipe grid over top of pie. Arrange whole strawberries in squares on top of pie. Melt jelly in small microwave-safe bowl in microwave oven on high power, about 15 seconds. Brush jelly over kisses. Sprinkle kisses with nonpareils. Arrange in squares. Or use uncoated striped kisses.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 478, Fat, total (g) 28, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 19, carb. (g) 54, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 168, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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