BLACK CHERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

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By
@GrannyGravymaker

This is a wonderfully cool and delicious "no bake" pie (except for the crust.) It has a flaky pastry crust with a smooth, sweet and tangy cream cheese layer topped with jelled fresh black cherries. The flavors are amazing, even if I do say so myself!

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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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12 oz
black cherries, stemmed, pitted & halved or quartered
1
deep dish pastry pie crust, baked
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 c
whipped topping (1/2 container)
1 pkg
cherry flavored gelatin (3 oz.)
1 c
water

How to Make BLACK CHERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

Step-by-Step

  • 1*NOTE: Several hours of waiting are required for this recipe. Prepping and freezing cherries early in the morning, or even the day before serving, is advised.
  • 2Wash, stem and pit cherries. Cut into halves or quarters onto a rimmed baking sheet or pan that will fit in your freezer. Place in freezer for minimum of one hour before proceeding.
  • 3After cherries are frozen, and at least 2 hours before serving, bake pie crust according to package instructions (or use your favorite pastry crust recipe.) Allow crust to cool before proceeding.
  • 4Use electric hand mixer to beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and lemon juice; beat well.
  • 5Add one cup (1/2 container) of whipped topping; beat until well combined.
  • 6Scrape into prebaked crust. Spread evenly over crust, pushing up at the edge to create a slight rim (see photo.) Set aside.
  • 7Remove cherries from freezer; loosen from pan, breaking them apart if necessary.
  • 8Pour cherry gelatin powder into a medium/medium-large mixing bowl. Bring one cup water to boiling; pour and stir into gelatin powder; stir until completely dissolved (about 2 minutes.)
  • 9Add cherries to hot gelatin; stir until gelatin just begins to thicken; immediately pour on top of pie, spreading quickly and evenly out to cheese rim.
  • 10Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with reserved whipped topping, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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About BLACK CHERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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