I received coupons for free samples of Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
My kids love helping me cook and bake, especially cracking eggs. Raw eggs. In fact, they fight over who gets egg-cracking duty.
But, I always get squeamish when they crack eggs. Forget the potential for a giant mess, forget the potential for shell in the batter. What makes me squeamish is the potential that they’ll eat raw egg, which is precisely what happened when we made cookies recently.
While I typically use pasteurized eggs when the kids play sous chef, we only had the regular kind on this particular day. The recipe called for two eggs, so each kiddo was elated to each crack an egg. Both my 5-year-old and my 3-year-old cracked their eggs like pros. But the very second I finished saying “Now that there are raw eggs in the batter, do NOT lick it,” my 3-year-old defiantly stuck her little finger in the bowl and happily licked… Raw. Egg. Batter. It was at that moment that I vowed to only use pasteurized eggs when baking.
So when I found out that The Recipe ReDux was hosting a sponsored recipe contest with Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs for Light & Lean Recipes, I was excited to use one of my favorite products to create tasty new recipes, one of which is this No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Butterscotch Pie. Because the pie is only chilled and not baked, pasteurized eggs are the safest kind of eggs to use. Eggs plus sugar lend a butterscotch flavor, which enhances the chocolate and strawberries. And while this pie sounds (and tastes!) decadent, it is rich in protein (thanks to the eggs and Greek yogurt) and dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (thanks to the strawberries).
Haven’t baked with pasteurized eggs before? You should. They offer peace of mind, because Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs are pasteurized in an all-natural warm water bath, which eliminates the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or the flavor. You can safely and confidently use them in your favorite raw or gently cooked recipes (like smoothies, salad dressing and sauces, desserts like mousses and ice creams, or every day favorites like sunny side up, poached or soft scrambled eggs).
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1½ cups nonfat milk
- 2 large Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups Greek non-fat plain yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
- 1 (9-oz.) package of chocolate wafers or graham crackers
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- Whisk together cornstarch, milk and eggs in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar; reduce heat to medium-low and cook mixture about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add egg mixture, yogurt, vanilla and salt to butter mixture and whisk until well-combined. Turn heat to medium-high and cook 7 minutes, until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, melt chocolate chips in double boiler or in 30-second increments in microwave until melted.
- In 9-inch pie pan, lay chocolate cookies on bottom to create a cookie layer. Spoon egg-yogurt mixture on top of cookie and spread evenly to make a thick layer (about 2 cups). Place about half of strawberry slices on top of butterscotch layer. Repeat the three layers with remaining ingredients. Drizzle melted chocolate on top of strawberries.
- Cover lightly with parchment paper or foil and refrigerate for at least 5-6 hours or overnight. Makes 12 servings.
This no-bake pie is a cinch to make. And, it screams SUMMER! But, one of the best parts? It uses two eggs, so both of my kiddos get egg-cracking duty.
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