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Strawberry Rhubarb Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

Posted by Trish on June 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM

J one day asked if I could merge his two favorite desserts: pie and cheesecake.  Why not?  It would almost be the turducken equivalent of desserts.


Taking advantage of the summer fruits, I made the strawberry and rhubarb pie filling to complement the chocolate cheesecake centre.  The pie filling sat on top of the chocolate cheesecake wrapped within a flaky pie crust.

Why this works: Both pies and cheesecakes bake at the approximate same temperature for the same amount of time.  Thus one section will not be overdone or underdone.

Result:

Each individual component was executed perfectly... my crust was flaky, cheesecake was decadent and fruit filling had the right amount of tartness.




So what went wrong?

I skimped too much on the pie filling.  I made approximately a cup and half of pie filling in fear that I would over load the pie.  Reality, because the chocolate flavour was so intense, it needed more fruit filling to offset the richness.




J also felt a classic vanilla cheesecake would have paired better so the cheesecake doesn't take away the shine from the fruit filling.  This ones tastes like chocolate covered strawberries, in pie form.  To each their own?


Definitely nice try but will definitely be improved on the next one.



Conversation with J:

J- "um... it's........good.  The chocolate is really um...overpowering"

P - "sigh...."

J- "No..it's good."

P-"That means it's 'meh' at best.  Not bad, not amazing...."

J- "................................."

P-"................................."

J - "I don't like how you know me so well,......"

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2 Comments

Reply Peggy
8:55 AM on June 20, 2011 
Sounds like a great idea to me!
Reply Eftychia
3:15 PM on June 21, 2011 
This dessert looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! http://www.dreamofcakes.net