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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 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.

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  • Ashaline
    May 4, 2017

    I have been making this for years! It is soooo good and such an easy pie to make. One of my husbands favorites!

  • jstracner12
    Dec 18, 2013

    Very quick & easy, this is my holiday tradition which I make every Christmas, my family's favorite.

  • judontmesswithme
    Oct 14, 2013

    This was overall a descent pie. The regular pie crust actually didn't go well with rest, though. I will probably play with the crust and see if I can come up with something that fits together with the rest of the ingredients better. Aside from that, the filling was pretty good, and I absolutely love cherries.

  • skellybelly13
    Jan 15, 2012

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  • LibbiPeach
    Aug 30, 2011

    Very delicious pie and quite easy to prepare. It will definitely be made again.

  • My_Joy
    Dec 6, 2010

    This pie was excellent and above what I expected. The pie filling tastes like homemade chocolate pudding and is scrumptious when topped with real whipped cream, it is my favorite pie! I highly reccomend it and have shared it with my friends. The pie is easy to make, fast to make, and delicious.

  • marcia ray
    Jul 21, 2010

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  • randith
    Feb 15, 2010

    It was moist and delicious and not too sweet. And whipped cream should never be optional for this!

  • sarahbeth429
    Jul 22, 2009

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  • Kris Countryman
    Jul 14, 2009

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