BLACK CHERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

10
Teresa G

By
@barefootgal

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!

Rating:

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

Ingredients

  • 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.
  2. Wash, 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.
  3. After 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.
  4. Use electric hand mixer to beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and lemon juice; beat well.
  5. Add one cup (1/2 container) of whipped topping; beat until well combined.
  6. Scrape into prebaked crust. Spread evenly over crust, pushing up at the edge to create a slight rim (see photo.) Set aside.
  7. Remove cherries from freezer; loosen from pan, breaking them apart if necessary.
  8. Pour 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.)
  9. Add 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.
  10. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with reserved whipped topping, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

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