Chocolate Strawberry Eclair Fantasy

This amazing recipe came in on Fri on Just A Pinch Post and I just had to pass it on. It is just like a huge eclair filled with yummy strawberries and chocolate. What a way to begin Valentines Week…..
3/4 c water
6 Tbsp butter 

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3/4 cup 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 (I just used regular cream cheese)
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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