Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie 

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 1 1/3 cup Pillsbury All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup Crisco (chilled)
  • 3 to 4 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Filling

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup 7-Up
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • pinch  of salt
  • 1 (32oz.) Box Strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 qt. Fresh strawberries (wash, dry and cut off stems)
  • 1 (7.25oz) bottle Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge

Temperature: 425 ° F

Instructions

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PIE CRUST:
Mix flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in Crisco and butter. With pastry cutter, cut into pea size. Add water, one tablespoon at a time until it forms into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 to 2 hours or overnight. Roll out on floured surface 1 inch larger than 9 inch pie pan. Place into pie pan and flute edges. Prick bottom and sides of pie crust. Bake at 425° for 12 to 15 mintues. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

FILLING:
Pour ½ bottle of Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge into bottom of chilled pie crust; refrigerate until set. Glaze: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually add 7-Up. Cook until thick and clear. Remove from heat. Add Jell-O. Mix well. Let cool until almost set. Dip each strawberry into glaze and set into pie crust. Chill pie. Thirty minutes before serving, drizzle pie with remaining Magic Shell chocolate fudge. Roll 2 to 3 strawberries in Magic Shell and place in center of pie. Return to refrigerator until ready to serve. Top with Cool Whip if desired.