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Black Forest Pie Recipe

Black Forest Pie Recipe

With three active children, I don't usually fuss with fancy desserts. This one is simple but impressive--it's the one I make to show how much I care. The tempting combination of chocolate and tangy red cherries is guaranteed to make someone feel special.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling, divided
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Whipped topping, optional


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa and flour. Stir in milk until smooth. Add butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into eggs; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Fold in half of the pie filling.
  • 3. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until filling is almost set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Just before serving, top with remaining pie filling and whipped topping if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 370 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Black Forest Pie

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Ashaline User ID: 1186991 265516
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"I have been making this for years! It is soooo good and such an easy pie to make. One of my husbands favorites!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 7505473 27413
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Very quick & easy, this is my holiday tradition which I make every Christmas, my family's favorite."

judontmesswithme User ID: 7075186 91094
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"This was overall a descent pie. The regular pie crust actually didn't go well with rest, though. I will probably play with the crust and see if I can come up with something that fits together with the rest of the ingredients better. Aside from that, the filling was pretty good, and I absolutely love cherries."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 26445
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"Very delicious pie and quite easy to prepare. It will definitely be made again."

My_Joy User ID: 5468392 38008
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"This pie was excellent and above what I expected. The pie filling tastes like homemade chocolate pudding and is scrumptious when topped with real whipped cream, it is my favorite pie! I highly reccomend it and have shared it with my friends. The pie is easy to make, fast to make, and delicious."

randith User ID: 4577360 26444
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"It was moist and delicious and not too sweet. And whipped cream should never be optional for this!"

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