Berries and Cream Chocolate Pie


Ingredients: 1-1/2 c all-purpose flour, sifted,1/4 c cocoa,1/4 c powdered sugar,1/2 tsp salt,1 stick unsalted butter, cold, cut into pea-sized pieces,A few Tbsp ice water,Vegetable shortening for greasing pan,8 oz mascarpone cheese,2 c heavy cream,1/3 c powdered sugar,1/2 tsp vanilla extract,About 3 c of your favorite berries, cut into large pieces (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc)

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  2. Using a food processor, mix together dry ingredients. 
  3. Then, add cubed butter and pulse just until mixed in to the dry ingredients.
  4. Lastly, add a tablespoon of ice water and pulse; repeat adding ice water this way until dough sticks together.
  5. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and press into pie pan. Cover with a sheet of parchment and add pie weights (ceramic, dry beans, rice, etc). 
  6. Blind bake crust for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove and let cool on the counter.
  8. While the crust is cooling, chop the berries into large chunks. 
  9. Next, using a Kitchen
  10. Aid stand mixer with whisk attachment, whisk together all filling ingredients until firm peaks.
  11. Fill the pie crust halfway with half of the whipped filling, then top with berries. Finally, add the rest of the whipped filling on top, and top with berries.
  12. Serve immediately or store in fridge for up to 2 days. Enjoy!


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