sweet cherrity pie

★★★★★ 1
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By Cheri Echard
from Prescott, AZ

I found this about 30 years ago as a prize winning recipe in a magazine. I've since tweaked it to "healthy-fy" it a little. The crust really is worth the little bit of effort it is. A very different taste and texture from the usual graham cracker crust, nutty and crunchy, really good!

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For sweet cherrity pie

  • CRUST
  • 1 cup
    flour
  • 1 cup
    finely chopped nuts, i like pecans
  • 1/4 cup
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    soft butter or margarine
  • FILLING
  • 8 oz.
    reduced fat cream cheese, room temp.
  • 1/2 tsp.
    almond extract
  • 1 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 21 oz. can
    sugar free cherry pie filling
  • 8 oz.
    reduced fat whipped topping

How To Make sweet cherrity pie

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup. In 9x13 pan, combine crust ingredients. Bake 15-20 mins. until golden brown, stir once while baking. Reserve 1/2 c. crumbs for top.
  • 2
    Using a spoon, firmly press remaining warm crumb mixture into an ungreased 9 or 10 inch pie plate. Chill crust in frig. until no longer hot.
  • 3
    In medium bowl blend first three filling ingredients until smooth. Spread over crust. Fold pie filling into whipped topping. Spoon over cream cheese layer. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mix. Chill 1-2 hours before serving. (store in refrigerator). EASY! PRETTY! WONDERFUL!
  • 4
    Note: back in the "old" days whipped topping was not recommended. Now days, it has improved and can be reduced fat and/or sugar free and still works great!
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