Introduction to Mojito Strawberry Cream Pie
Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's delightful recipe for Mojito Strawberry Cream Pie! This delectable dessert combines the classic flavors of the Mojito cocktail with the sweetness of fresh strawberries and a creamy filling. Whether you're a fan of poker or simply enjoy a great-tasting pie, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds.
Ingredients for Mojito Strawberry Cream Pie
- 1 pre-made pie crust (9 inches)
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- Additional mint leaves and lime slices for garnish
Step 1: Preparing the Pie Crust
Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Take the pre-made pie crust and press it into a 9-inch pie dish, making sure it covers the bottom and sides evenly. Using a fork, prick the bottom of the crust a few times. This will prevent it from puffing up during baking.
Step 2: Baking the Pie Crust
Place the pie crust in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until it turns golden brown. Once baked, remove it from the oven and let it cool completely.
Step 3: Preparing the Strawberry Filling
While the pie crust is cooling, prepare the strawberry filling. In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced strawberries, granulated sugar, and lime juice. Toss them gently until the strawberries are well coated. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve and the flavors to meld together.
Step 4: Whipping the Cream
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the heavy cream until it forms soft peaks. Gradually add in the rum, finely chopped mint leaves, and lime zest. Continue whisking until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Be careful not to over-whip, as the cream may turn grainy.
Step 5: Assembling the Pie
Once the pie crust has cooled completely, spoon the strawberry filling onto the crust, spreading it out evenly. Next, gently spread the whipped cream over the strawberry filling, creating a smooth and creamy layer. You can use a spatula or the back of a spoon for this step.
Step 6: Chilling and Serving
Place the assembled pie in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours, or until the filling is set. Before serving, garnish with additional mint leaves and lime slices for a fresh and vibrant presentation. Slice and enjoy this heavenly Mojito Strawberry Cream Pie with friends, family, or fellow poker enthusiasts!
Indulge in the delicious Mojito Strawberry Cream Pie recipe brought to you by The Poker Club at West Houston. This mouthwatering dessert combines the refreshing flavors of mint and lime with the sweetness of fresh strawberries and a creamy filling. Perfect for any occasion, whether you're hosting a poker night or simply craving a delightful treat, this pie is sure to impress. Try our recipe today and elevate your dessert game!