Tart Cherry Pie Recipe
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Tart Cherry Pie Recipe

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"My aunt and I are diabetic," remarks Bonnie Johnson of DeKalb, Illinois. "We both enjoy this yummy, fruity pie...and our friends even request this dessert when they come to visit."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) pitted tart cherries
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free cherry gelatin
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 174 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. Drain cherries, reserving juice; set cherries aside. In a large saucepan, combine cherry juice and dry pudding mix. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil and is thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin powder and sweetener until dissolved. Stir in cherries; transfer to pastry shell. Cool completely. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tart Cherry Pie in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p16

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karsmitty2 User ID: 2642616 27201
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"My husband is a Type 1 diabetic & he can enjoy it. This pie is so delicious, you'll never know that the filling is sugar-free."

grammaberr User ID: 826492 55217
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"This looks and sounds delicious. but I also want to try this with blusberries,too."

cathy1022 User ID: 2395101 29873
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2008

"I made this recipe for the firt time to take on a camping trip. It was easy to make and totally awesome. Would definately make it again."

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