Strawberry Truffle Pie

Schmitty 10-02-99 3:27 AM

Strawberry Truffle Pie

1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed and softened
2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 (9-inch) baked pie crust
1 pound whole strawberries, rinsed & stems removed
1/4 cup red currant jelly
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

In saucepan, combine chocolate and butter. Heat and stir over medium low heat till melted. Add cream cheese and liqueur; heat and stir till blended. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Spread mixture in bottom of baked piecrust. Arrange berries, stem ends down in chocolate. Cover and chill 4 hours. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

Beat cream with remaining powdered sugar and beat to soft peaks and dollop over pie.

Serves 8

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