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Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

 Cherry Almond Mousse Pie
Christmas is the perfect time to treat your family and guests to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a sweet yet light dessert. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
8-10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract, divided
  • 1 frozen pie shell (9 inches), baked
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • Chocolate curls, optional


  • In a small saucepan over low heat, cook and stir 1/2 cup milk and
  • chocolate until the chocolate is melted and mixture is thickened,
  • about 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon extract. Pour into pie shell;
  • set aside.
  • Set aside eight whole cherries for garnish. Chop the remaining
  • cherries; set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until
  • fluffy. Gradually beat in water and remaining milk. Beat in pudding
  • mix and remaining extract. Fold in whipped cream. Stir in chopped
  • cherries and almonds.
  • Pour over pie. Chill 4 hours or until set. Garnish with whole

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Cherry Almond Mousse Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cherries and chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 469 calories, 26 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 339 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.