Black Forest Chokecherry Pie

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    chocolate 9 inch pie shell, baked and cooled (add 1/4 cocoa and two tablespoons extra water to your favorite pie crust recipe or use Recipezaar #1)
  • Chokecherry sauce
  • 2
    cups chokecherry juice
  • 3
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 18
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon almond extract
  • First layer
  • 8
    ounces cream cheese
  • 34
  • 4
    ounces whipped topping, such as cool whip
  • Third layer
  • 6
    ounces whipped topping, such as cool whip
  • Topping
  • 2
    ounces whipped topping, such as cool whip
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DIRECTIONS

  • Divide juice into 1/2 cup and 1-1/2 cup portions.
  • Mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup juice.
  • Heat 1-1/2 cup juice with sugar in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Add cornstarch-juice mixture; cook to thicken.
  • Add salt and almond extract.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • To make the first layer: beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping; spread in shell.
  • For the second layer: reserve 1/2 cup of cooled chokecherry pudding and pour the rest over the cream cheese mixture.
  • For the third layer: beat reserved 1/2 cup of chokecherry sauce into six ounces of the whipped topping.
  • Spread onto pudding sauce carefully, using a spoon for best results.
  • Mound the rest of the whipped topping around the edges or all in center.
  • Sprinkle with slivered chocolate for garnish and place chokecherries on for decoration.
  • Serve chilled.
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