Wednesday, June 18, 2008


"The moon looks upon many night flowers;
the night flowers see but one moon."
~ Jean Ingelow ( Songs of the Night Watches )
~ Ojibwe

"The Ojibwe so delighted in this berry that they named a moon after it and included it in their vision of heaven."

~ White Oak Journal - White Oak Society



Almond crust:

9-oz (1 3/4 cups) blanched toasted almonds

3 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter

2 Tbsp. light corn syrup


10 oz. coarsely chopped white chocolate

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter

1/3 cup evaporated milk

3 Tbsp. creme de cacao

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. almond extract

1 3/4 cup whipping cream

2 room temperature egg whites

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 1/4 cups strawberries

  • For crust: Grease 9-inch glass plate pie plate. Chop almonds into 2-3 pieces each and transfer to bowl. Stir in melted butter and corn syrup. Spoon into prepared plate. Press onto bottom and up sides of plate. Freeze.
  • For filling: Melt chocolate and butter with milk in double boiler over gently simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove and set in bowl filled with water & ice. Let cool until thick and pastelike, stirring occasionally. Blend in liqueur, vanilla and extract. Beat cream until stiff peaks form. Gently beat in chocolate mixture. Using clean dry beaters, beat whites until soft peaks form. Add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and beat until stiff but not dry. Fold gently into chocolate cream mixture Pour into crust, smoothing top. Freeze until frozen but not hard, about 5 hours.
  • Mound strawberries in center of pie, leaving 2-inch border. (8 servings)

Note: Also great with raspberries


Rose said...

What a clever photo--I'm wondering how you did that. And a timely post--I picked several quarts of strawberries on Tuesday and was thinking about making a strawberry pie. This one sounds delicious.

beckie said...

Joey, what a seasonal recipe with strawberries at their peak here. It sounds delicious.

I went back through your brunch dishes-who knew you could do that?!-and found several. The blackberry muffins, stuffed french toast, and pecan coffee cake to mention just a few. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

How yummey this sounds - and what a nice picture as well

joey said...

Thanks Rose ... it took me forever to create but I love this night since 'Under the Strawberry Moon' is the title for one of my unfinished novels. I snapped lots of strawberries last night to fit with 'my moon'!

Glad some sounded yummy, Beckie. A seasonal favorite is the Chive Blossom Omelet. The mushroom, havarti and artichoke quiche is a standard, often prepared crustless.

Thanks Karen. It was fun to post.

Catherine said...

Awww Joey...Love your Strawberry Moon photo!!:) (I thought about you too last night while enjoying it!)
You have to finish your novel's,anticipated reader here!
Great quote! And Frozen White Chocolate Pie with Strawberries~OH MY!! Have to try this one SOON!
Have a great weekend! I know you will be busy~I will be thinking about you!

joey said...

... and I will be thinking of you, dear Cat! Heartfelt hugs ...

bg_garden said...

Thanks for sharing.. .the strawberries are just fabulous right now in our garden. You have inspired me to feature them tomorrow on my blog.
HUGS - From the Midwest Garden!