The Disappearing Pie

On Lime Green Kitchen Today:

Black Bottom Strawberry Pie – I think it was fantastic! You never get much pie when there are four kids around who love strawberries!



4 squares Almond Bark, chocolate flavored, divided
1 T. oil
1 tsp. oil
1 pie shell, baked
2 – 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
4 T. sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups strawberries, hulled


In a saucepan or in the microwave, melt 3 squares of the chocolate bark, along with the 1 Tablespoon of oil.  Do not allow to scorch!  A double boiler can be used or it can be melted over a very low heat, or in the microwave.  Working quickly, spread melted chocolate over the bottom and up the sides of the pie crust.  Use the back side of an oiled spoon to spread the chocolate.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla until smooth.  Pour over chocolate layer.  Chill at least 2 hours.

Place strawberries, pointed end up, on top of the filling.

Melt the remaining square of bark with the tsp. oil.  Drizzle over the strawberries.

Keep in the fridge til ready to serve.

Adapted from Taste of Home Contest Winning Recipes, 2006.

Mom made this pie.  It’s strawberry with a layer of chocolate in the bottom.  It was good . . I think.  I had a tiny sliver.  I wasn’t really hungry and thought I’d get a decent piece later but .. wrong way to think with four hungry children around.

We took it over to my niece’s house.


With four munchkins who love strawberries, it’s no wonder it didn’t last long.


Munchkins who are not camera shy at all!  This one has lost a tooth and insisted on getting a picture of the missing tooth . . but when she looked at the picture, the hole didn’t show so she demanded another picture.


There! Now we can all see there’s a tooth missing!  And another one is loose. She’s such a funny girl!