Deconstructed Strawberry Pie with cinnamon whipped cream and chocolate ganache may look difficult to make, but they only take moments with the help of store-bought pie crust.
Two cinnamon-sugar crust pie hearts sandwich the tastiest of strawberry pie ingredients. You're going to fall in love with this attractive showstopping dessert!
This recipe was originally shared in 2014. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.
The ingredient list:
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- pie crust (2 - 9" rounds)
- heavy cream
- pure vanilla extract
- confectioners sugar
- semi-sweet chocolate
Kitchen tools and equipment needed:
- 3" heart-shaped cookie cutter
- rolling pin
- baking sheet
- parchment paper
- measuring cups and spoons
- hand mixer or stand mixer
- microwave-safe bowl
- microwave-safe spatula
- paring knife
- cutting board
How this recipe came to be:
Sometimes ideas for recipes keep me awake at night.
If I didn't think the sound of my stand mixer whipping up cinnamon whipped cream would bother my family in the middle of the night, I probably would have been baking and assembling these charming deconstructed pies at 2:00 in the morning.
Naturally, February's theme is Valentine's Day and the three ingredients that must be used in this month's submission are strawberries, chocolate, and cinnamon.
What is a deconstructed pie?
It's all the components of a traditional pie, but it's put together in a different and unexpected way.
What is crust-pie?
The idea for crust-pie is simple.
Sprinkle the scraps of dough that you have leftover when rolling out pie crust with cinnamon and sugar and bake them until crispy.
Those flaky little crust pie morsels are almost better than the pie themselves.
This recipe takes the idea of crust-pie and turns it into a fun and whimsical deconstructed strawberry pie that is perfect for Valentine's day.
How to make a deconstructed strawberry pie:
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface.
- Cut as many 3" hearts as you can from the 2 pie crust pieces (you're looking for 12 hearts total to make 6 completed "pies"), and place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle it liberally over the crust-pie hearts.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 17-20 minutes until crisp and golden.
- Remove and cool.
- Meanwhile, slice the strawberries and make the cinnamon whipped cream by whipping the chilled heavy cream until stiff peaks form, and then whip in ground cinnamon, vanilla, and confectioners sugar. Chill until ready to assemble.
- Make the chocolate ganache by pouring hot cream over the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small bowl. Whisk to combine as the chocolate softens and melts.
- Assemble the deconstructed strawberry hearts by placing 6 crust-pie hearts, cinnamon-sugar side down.
- Layer sliced strawberries onto the bottom crust, top with a liberal drizzle of the chocolate ganache, and top each with a healthy dollop of the cinnamon whipped cream.
- Top each deconstructed pie with the remaining cinnamon-sugar crust-pie (cinnamon-sugar side up), and garnish with additional sliced strawberries, if desired.
Additional strawberry dessert recipes:
*Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake (shown below)
Delight your family and friends with this Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Bundt Cake. It’s so flavorful and tender that you’ll wish rhubarb was in season all year long!
*Strawberry Banana Quick Bread (not shown)
With only one bowl and a few simple ingredients, you can have this Strawberry Banana Bread with Almond’s baking in the oven in no time flat!
*Brownie Strawberry Shortcake (not shown)
If traditional strawberry shortcake is your favorite summertime dessert, then hold onto your hat because this brownie strawberry shortcake is now where it’s at!
*Strawberry Crostata with Sweet Almond Glaze (shown below)
Bring this Strawberry Crostata to the table and any occasion has been instantly upgraded to something truly special…and delicious!
*Deconstructed Strawberry Pie (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!
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Deconstructed Strawberry Pie
For the pie crust and the berries:
- 2 9″ round pie crusts, store-bought or homemade
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1½ cups thinly sliced strawberries fresh not frozen
For the cinnamon whipped cream:
- 1 pint heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2½ tablespoons confectioners sugar
For the chocolate ganache:
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream, hot, but not boiling
To make the pie crust hearts:
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough to ⅛″ thickness and cut with a 3″ heart cookie cutter. *Note – you’ll need two hearts for each "pie" so cut 6 in total.
- Place the cut pie crusts onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pierce each pie crust a couple of times with the tines of a fork.
- In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle each pie crust liberally with the sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Bake the crust pie shapes in a preheated 350-degree oven for 17-20 minutes or until they’re crispy and lightly browned. Cool.
To make the cinnamon whipped cream:
- Place the metal bowl and whip of a stand mixer in the fridge to cool while you prepare the crust pie. *Note – the cold bowl and whip will make it easier and faster to whip the cream.
- In the chilled bowl of a stand mixer, whip the 1 pint heavy cream on high speed until stiff peaks start to form (approximately 3-4 minutes) *Note – start whipping the cream on low and gradually increase the speed to high. Keep chilled until ready to assemble.
To make the chocolate ganache:
- Add the chocolate chips to a small bowl. Pour the hot heavy cream over the chocolate and allow to sit a few minutes until the chocolate softenes. Whisk until the ganache is smooth and glossy.
To assemble the deconstructed strawberry pies:
- Place the 4 crust pies, cinnamon-sugar side down, on a plate or tray.
- Layer some of the thinly sliced strawberries onto the crusts.
- Drizzle each deconstructed pie liberally with the chocolate ganache.
- Top the strawberries and ganache with a healthy dollop of cinnamon whipped cream.
- Top each pie with the final crust pie tops, cinnamon sugar side up. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
I sincerely hope you've enjoyed today's special strawberry deconstructed pie dessert recipe as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to you!
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