Black Forest Pie
Do you like chocolate? Do you like cherries? Have you ever had that winning combo in the form of a Black Forest cake?
Well even easier than making this wonderful cake is a decadently chocolately sweet Black Forest pie. Mmmmmm.....a cool dessert for a hot summer evening. And as an added bonus, it has fewer calories than the rich cake.
What you will need is the following......
One 15 ounce package of all ready made pie crust (or a home made pie crust)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweeted cocoa
3 tabespoons flour (I used all purpose flour)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup milk (I use 1% milk)
Two eggs, beaten
One 21 ounce can cherry pie filling
whipped cream - either fresh or the Cool Whip variety
Step 1 - Prepare the pie crust and ready it in a 9 inch pie pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2 - In saucepan combine sugar, cocoa and 3 tablespoons flour. Add butter or margarine and milk. Cook until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly.
Step 3 - Remove from heat and add small amount of hot mixture to eggs. Mix well, then return egg mix to pan.
See how it thickens a bit?
Step 4 - Fold 1/2 can of pie filling into hot mixture. Pour into crust lined pie pan.
Step 5 - Bake at 350 for 35 to 45 minutes or until center is set and shiney.
*Note - I use a glass pie pan and bake for 45 minutes. This time works best for my oven and cookware. Just check it after 35 minutes.
Here it is just out of the oven.........
Step 6 - The hard part. Let it cool completely and then chill for at least one hour. When it's chilled, cover the pie with whipped cream/Cool Whip and spoonfuls of remaining cherries. Chill another half hour before slicing.
Ok....I did not wait the appropriate amount of time to completely chill it and as a result, the cream and cherry juice melted a bit. So I hate to even share this photo because believe me, this pie can look classy.
If you have a chocolate bar shave pieces over the top for a more elegant look.
Oh yeah...we ate all the Green and Black's chocolate so...no shavings over our pie :-)
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