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Black Forest Pie

 Black Forest Pie
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.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 serving (1 slice) equals 370 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.