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Makeover Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

 Makeover Cherry Almond Mousse Pie
With about two-thirds less fat than the original pie recipe, this makeover is decadently rewarding! You'll love the chocolate, cherries and almonds, but never miss the fat! —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling


  • 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract, divided
  • 1 frozen pie shell, baked
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  • Chocolate curls, optional


  • In a small saucepan over low heat, cook and stir 1/2 cup milk and
  • chocolate for 4-5 minutes or until the chocolate is melted. 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
  • smooth. Gradually beat in water and remaining milk. Add pudding mix
  • and remaining extract; mix well. Fold in whipped topping. Stir in
  • almonds and reserved chopped cherries.
  • Pour over the pie. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Garnish with

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Makeover Cherry Almond Mousse Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • whole cherries and chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece (calculated without chocolate curls) equals 426 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 453 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.