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Food

February 20, 2013

Strawberry Chocolate Eclair

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Ingredients

3/4 c water
6 Tbsp butter or margarine

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3/4 c all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
3 lg eggs
1 1/2 c (9 oz.) semi-sweet # chocolate morsels, divided
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract, divided
1 pkg (8 oz.) neufchâtel (light cream cheese), softened
1/2 c powdered sugar
15 lg strawberries, hulled and tops trimmed level
1/3 c seedless raspberry jam
1 3/4 c frozen whipped topping, thawed
  powdered sugar
 

Directions

1
PREHEAT oven to 450° F. Grease 9-inch pie plate. FOR ÉCLAIR SHELL:

Heat water and butter to a boil in small saucepan. Stir in flour and salt.
2
Reduce heat to low; stir vigorously for 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
3
Add eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition, until smooth. Spread evenly over bottom of prepared pie plate.
4
Bake for 15 minutes or until sides puff up. Reduce heat to 350° F.; bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Press center down when cool.
5
FOR FILLING:

Place 1¼ cups morsels and milk in medium, uncovered microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Do not overheat. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Spread mixture evenly over bottom of éclair shell. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.
6
Beat cream cheese, sugar and remaining vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Spread evenly over chocolate layer. Arrange strawberries on cheese layer with pointed sides up.
7
Microwave jam in small, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; stir. Brush jam over strawberries and drizzle between strawberries. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
8
Pipe or dollop whipped topping between strawberries and éclair shell edge. Place remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small hole in corner of bag. Squeeze to drizzle over strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

 

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