Saturday, June 27, 2009

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 shavings over our pie :-)


Wandering Coyote said...

OH MY GOD! This looks way too good to be true!

Actually, I might use this next weekend for my brother's birthday. He often requests a Black Forest Cake, but since we are going away to a rustic cabin somewhere in the woods, this pie might be more practical. Thanks!!

Lord of Squirrel Head Manor said...

Trust me, WC, you will LOVE this pie.

BTW, Tina is making one of your soups tonight. I can't wait!

Wandering Coyote said...

Soup? In that heat? Really?

I'm looking forward to seeing it!

Lord of Squirrel Head Manor said...

Yeah, well, we really like soup!

BTW, it was so hot today that after a motorcycle ride, Tina drank way too much iced tea and projectile...well, it wasn't pretty.

Wandering Coyote said...

Oh, that doesn't sound good...I think iced tea in such heat isn't a good idea since it's a diuretic, isn't it?

Lord of Squirrel Head Manor said...

Yeah, it is. I think the problem was that she was overheated and drank way too much tea way too fast. I'll let her fill in the details. ;-)

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, and all that armor, I'm sure it doesn't help, either.

Le laquet said...

That looks to die for and such a good idea - yum! I have had this kind of thing as a trifle - black cherry jelly, kirsch drizzled choc chip muffins in chunks as the sponge, choc custard and mountains of whipped cream! *wipes away dribble*

girlichef said...

Aaaahhhhh....I knew I would love it when I saw black forest...I love, love, love cherries in any form! This looks amazing...I don't need classy, just tasty :)

Donna-FFW said...

Holy crap.. this looks absolutely fantastic. I love this. Love this combination.

A World in a PAN said...

Thank you for your comment. Your black forest pie looks delicious.
And no, you do not use a pressure cooker!! Why would you! You just cook the fruit with the sugar in a thick bottom pan, for example 20 minutes for 3 lb of apricots.

Pierce said...

Wow - that is so cool to see so many comments!

The pie was indeed v good. The soup was prepared and taken to work for our next two days lunches. I took photos and will have them up soon.

I plan to post about my recent trip to eat grouper and it's subsequent disgreement with...everything!

Oooh Jo -that trifle sounds great. And you provided the recipe - black cherry, choc chip muffin and cream. Mmmmmmm...

Girichef..I like cherry everything...excpet cough syrup :-(

Donna! Have you unpacked?

Laura - Really? I thought (I guess from my chidhood and listening to Nana) that I would need one of those wicked things. I think I will try that this weekend. By the way, love your website .

Jamie said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and stopping by.

This pie looks very yummy. I love making and trying new desserts.

Wandering Coyote said...

DEFINITELY making this for my brother's birthday this weekend!

Heather said...

oh wow. this looks so yummy. must give it a try and should be able to make it non-dairy. Thanks.

Vicki said...


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