Strawberry Truffle Pie

Okay, I brought pie, so please allow me to be a whiner.

Strawberry Truffle Pie from Bakers Royale

This past week I lost my Instagram feed. Talk about things that make you want to cry. No, I’m not being dramatic. That’s 4,000 relationships gone overnight. Many of whom I will never get back and don’t even know where to begin, because many of them (and/or you) I know from handles like A19_jillsli. Therein lies the problem– off by one digit or letter and it might as well be like we never met.

Along with losing those relationships, I lost a year and a half of photo-journaling. For those that don’t utilize social media—I get that you may not get it. And the idea of chronicling what you deem as minutiae seems to be the height of self-absorbtion. And that carrying on a public conversation that can—just as easily and with less annoyance—be better served without the hashtag(s). Maybe, but like a lot of things, there’s a culture here #takeitorleaveit. For those of you who do use social media, you know what I am talking about—a conversation that may take place virtually is a conversation nonetheless.

Strawberry Truffle Pie via Bakers Royale

Now if you know me then you know I’m truly a social media addict; Instagram being my favorite. Not surprising really since I’m visual and a photog hog. More than that, it’s the place where I’ve turned social media friends into actual friends, a place that allows for some layering beyond blogging and self- promotion. I love seeing the personal pictures of people’s family and the postings that connect me to the person behind the brand.

And that is why the note in the new feed said, “I feel like someone burnt down my home”. But like everything else in life. I’m rebuilding and so happy to see so many old friends and looking forward to meeting new friends.

If we connected before and you are trying to find my handle, it’s bakersroyale_naomi, or click on the icon up above on the right. Hope to see you all there soon!

Now let’s have some Strawberry Truffle Pie to celebrate new beginnings.

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this recipe

Strawberry Truffle Pie

Yield: One 8 inch pie


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Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/3 cup  shortening
  • 4 - 5tablespoons  cold water

Chocolate Truffle Filling

  • 6 ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon  butter
  • 8 ounce package cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 2 tablespoons  orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 1/4 cup  powdered sugar

Strawberry Topping

  • 1 pound  fresh strawberries, stems removed and halved
  • 1/4 cup  red currant jelly, melted


For directions click here.

* Optional - whipped cream layer.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    This pie looks silky and delicious for sure 😉 I’m so sorry about what happened with your instagram account- ughh i totally understand that horrible dreading sensation >.< Don't worry, I'll find you again- love following your feed!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    How did it even happen? How can you just lose your feed? I’m sure it’s a really long story but maybe sharing just a smidgeon of it to prevent anyone else from going through it would be good. I am so sorry, Naomi!

    The pie looks wonderful! I’m going to link it up to a post of mine about strawberry recipes I have going live in 20 minutes :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Those glossy shiny strawberries are heaven! Adore the green background too.

    So sad you lost your last feed and all the followers.. Ugh! I noticed all your likes and comments you left on my feed have totally gone. AMx

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    OH NO – I am so sorry about your Instagram misfortune. I know how devastating that must be!!!

    This pie looks so amazing with those glistening strawberries that it totally makes it ok for you to whine all you want!!!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I had no idea you could lose an Instagram account, that is so sad! I always love your photos so will definitely re-follow you:-)

    This pie looks delicious, such a perfect way to celebrate strawberry season.

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    My heart ached when I read your IG post about losing your feed. I’m so sorry. I can only imagine what it must feel like. I think the rest of us should take a moment to back up our feeds and maybe even print them out?

    Love this pie :)

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    My hard drive blew up last Thursday and I lost absolutely EVERYTHING from 2011; pictures, bookmarks, files…so sad. I don’t understand how it is possible to lose your Instagram feed. That sounds so, so, terrible!!

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    first things first- I just started following the new and beautiful feed. number 431. I know that with your gorgeous pics and ability to chronicle beautiful little life moments that you will have more friends than ever. This pie pretty much made me chuckle/splutter out loud because it is so beautiful.

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJackie Hammond says

    This pie/cake looks so yummy that I could really get into strawberrys and eat lots of this. Thanks for sharing,

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNatalie says

    This recipe looks so good — will definitely be making it soon!

    I’m a little confused, though. The ingredients on your page call for 18 ounces of cream cheese … but the “click here for directions” page says a standard 8oz box.

    Is it supposed to be 8oz?

    • Avatar for Naomi Robinson

      Naomi replied: — May 17th, 2013 @ 11:35 am

      Hi Natalie – That’s one 8oz of cream cheese not 18. I’ve corrected the recipe. Thanks for letting me know.

  11. Avatar for Naomi Robinsontracy {pale yellow} says

    Since when is a whipped cream layer optional? This pie looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try!

  12. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonnessa says

    So sorry for you! Hope you can sort it out soon enough.
    The pie looks out of this world!

  13. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonClaire says

    This pie looks delicious. Do you mind sharing how you did the whipped cream layer? Is it whipped cream from a store-bought can, or is it homemade? If homemade, did you add some sort of stablilizer?

  14. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    No wonder I felt a huge void in Instagram lately!! I will find you and reconnect soon. You should do a social experiment to see how quickly it takes you to get back to where you were. Hopefully better and stronger, like the bionic blogger!

  15. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Cannot believe you lost your Instagrammers! I was one of them too (found you that way–have never been to this site til now!) So because of that, I totally believe and understand your plight of having lost all of those people! I gotta find you again. And I need to come back to this site again too!!

  16. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Naomi, just started with Bloglovin as a reader and had to comment on this post after reading your sadder than sad tweet when this disaster descended. My hope is that you are back up and running. And, that your old followers will miss you and link back up via visiting your blog. (I’m sure they will miss you!) Plus, you will surely gain new friends along the way. If you have learned anything about preventing this, like back-up procedures, perhaps you can share a post about it? Cannot imagine how you feel about the loss of all those pics! Well, I can come close to imagining…my father tossed out a large basket of photos my mother was sorting to put into new albums. She cried for years, “My babies!” They were infant and toddler photos of all of her kids. Shame on dad! And, shame on that dang s.n.a.f.u. that happened to you!