Cherry Almond Mousse Pie Recipe
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Cherry Almond Mousse Pie Recipe

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Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a sweet yet refreshing dessert. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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
  • Chopped chocolate, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without chopped chocolate): 469 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 339mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, cook and stir 1/2 cup milk and the chocolate until chocolate is melted and mixture is thickened, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon extract. Pour into pie shell; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour over pie. Chill 4 hours or until set. Garnish with whole cherries and, if desired, chopped chocolate. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Almond Mousse Pie in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p31

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Tingzen User ID: 540560 240716
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"My husband demands this pie every Christmas from now on. Delicious!"

darlene s User ID: 7018346 9683
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"awesome ..a great holiday pie or anytime of my # 1 and a hit with family and friends"

Jen28303 User ID: 6980046 35952
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"This pie is fabulous! I have made this for pot-lucks and family holiday events and it is always a hit. I use the slivered (sliced) almonds and lightly toast them."

godsgrace1 User ID: 6693978 35766
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"this is a wonderful pie recipe everytime I make it someone raves about it and wants the recipe thats what Im doing today ,getting a copy for my daughter to make for her family!"

parksville User ID: 1598935 69657
Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"Wonderful, light and tasty. I've made this twice. The first time I made a graham cracker crust w/ coconut and melted butter, the second w/ oreo baking crumbs, coconut and butter. Preferred the chocolate, but both terrific. Our company loved it. A keeper recipe."

aleanak User ID: 692 35678
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"One of my daughter's favorite pies. Comes out great exactly as written."

Polkadotpajamas User ID: 5996199 38229
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"Years ago I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine in my Mother's friends house, I knew as soon as I saw it, it was a classic. My family refers to it as Christmas pie, we all love it and they expect it every year."

shlly1223 User ID: 3616176 15694
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Excellent pie! I have been making this pie for years."

brazenlove User ID: 5575037 15690
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"I made this for Christmas and my husband and his family loved it! They said I could actually sell this pie! :) Thanks for the recipe."

Granny1960 User ID: 2148025 39843
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"It is my most requested dessert by my daughters. I make this pie every Christmas. It tastes as good as it looks."

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