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Black Forest Pie Recipe

Black Forest Pie Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 370 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Ashaline User ID: 1186991 265516
Reviewed 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!"

[email protected] User ID: 7505473 27413
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

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

judontmesswithme User ID: 7075186 91094
Reviewed 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."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 26445
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

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

My_Joy User ID: 5468392 38008
Reviewed 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."

randith User ID: 4577360 26444
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

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

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