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Chocolate Cherry Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

8 servings

Assures Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. "This rich and creamy pie is sure to please any dyed-in-the-wool chocoholic!"

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Whipped cream and maraschino cherries, optional

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly onto the bottom and sides of a 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  3. In a saucepan, combine milk, chocolate chips and salt; cook and stir over low heat until chocolate melts. Stir in pie filling and extract. Pour into crust. Chill 2-3 hours or until firm. Garnish with whipped cream and cherries if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 517 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (60g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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