Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie {Hello Summer}

Hello I Heart Nap Time readers! I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers and it’s so great to be back here. I have been loving all of the fun crafts and recipes already shared during the “Hello Summer” series and I’m so excited to be part of it. Today, I’m sharing an easy summer dessert that my family just loves, a Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie with Fresh Raspberries.

This dessert is extremely easy to make and can be made in advanced or right before your guests arrive!

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I’ve also made this with fresh strawberries on top instead of the raspberries and it was equally as yummy! There are so many options.

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And I don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but there won’t be any leftovers!

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Look at those layers… I can’t wait to dive in! Refreshing and delicious.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 8
Chocolate cream cheese pie made with an easy crust, light and flavorful filling and fresh fruit topping.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened and sliced
  • Filling:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Topping:
  • Fresh raspberries or strawberries and fresh mint

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine the confectioners sugar, flour, and butter, and process until the mixture is crumb like.
  3. With your fingers, press the dough into a pie pan. Once the crust is evenly distributed in the pan, bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. For the filling beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, cocoa and milk together until smooth and fluffy. Spread over the cooled crust.
  5. Wash and prep the fruit and mint and place it evenly on top.
  6. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
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I hope you enjoy this easy summer recipe like I have.

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profileTaryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining + Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses primarily on DIY home decor, seasonal crafts, yummy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds, using what’s on hand and transforming dollar store finds. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 2 year old daughter and is expecting baby #2 in September. You can connect with Taryn on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Instagram.

THANKS Taryn for sharing this fun project during our Hello Summer Event! Click HERE to see more ideas from the event.

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Coleen Bassett

Hi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years. Someday I will travel the world and speak 7 different languages. Life is so good!