Cherry pie time

At present, Feb. 22, is our first President, George Washington’s birthday. Cherry pie is often related along with his birthday, in all probability due to the legend related to him — the legend of him damaging his father’s cherry tree along with his hatchet when he was a younger boy is probably the most well-known and enduring story about George. It’s laborious to beat a basic cherry pie, however there are various different variations, and following are a number of so that you can strive.

Cheesecake Cherry Pie

This particular cherry pie was a prize winner for a Michigan resident within the “Brides” class in one of many Pillsbury Bake-Offs. It combines two widespread desserts, cherry pie and cheesecake, into one. If you wish to keep away from making a pie crust, that is for you because it makes use of a cookie-type crust that’s pressed into the pie plate.

(Makes: 9-inch pie)

Elements for crust:

2/3 cup butter or margarine

2 tablespoons sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1½ cups all-purpose flour

Elements for filling:

1(20 oz.) can bitter pie cherries (2½ cups)

½ cup sugar

3 tablespoons flour

Reserved cherry juice (about ¾ cup)

1/8 teaspoon pink meals coloring

¼ teaspoon almond extract

Elements Cheesecake Topping:

2 (3-oz.) packages cream cheese (2/3 cup), softened

1 egg, unbeaten

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 levels. For crust: Cream butter or margarine with sugar and salt. Add flour to make a crumb combination. Press combination into backside and sides of a 9-inch pie pan (don’t cowl rim of pan). For Cherry filling: Drain cherries, saving juice. Mix sugar and flour in saucepan. Add the cherry juice (about ¾ cup); combine properly. Cook dinner over medium warmth, stirring always, till thickened. Take away from warmth; add cherries. Mix in pink meals coloring and almond extract. Flip into pie shell. Bake at 350 levels for quarter-hour. Whereas pie is baking put together cheesecake topping: Mix softened cream cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla. Beat till thick and creamy. After the quarter-hour baking time has accomplished, take away the pie from the oven and unfold the cheesecake topping over the cherry filling, leaving a 3-inch circle within the center uncovered. Bake an extra half-hour. Cool earlier than serving. Supply: “Pillsbury’s Better of the Bake-Off Assortment.”

Cherry Angel Pie

The meringue crust makes this pie additional particular and the meringue crust will not be troublesome to make. You probably have not made a meringue earlier than, now could be the time to strive it.


4 eggs, separated

1/8 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cream of tartar


1 (1 pound) can pitted, pink, bitter cherries in syrup

1 tablespoon cornstarch

¼ teaspoon almond extract

1 cup heavy cream

Contemporary or maraschino cherries with stems (for garnish)


Preheat oven to 250 levels. To make shell: Beat egg whites and salt till foamy; add cream of tartar. Proceed beating, including 1 cup sugar regularly till combination could be very stiff. Unfold 1-inch layer on backside of greased 9-inch pie pan. Unfold a good layer on sides of pan and pipe remaining meringue in rosettes on edge or construct up edge as an alternate. Bake in very gradual oven, (250 levels) for 1 hour; flip off warmth and let meringue stand in oven 1 hour longer. Make Filling: Drain cherries, reserving ½ cup syrup. In saucepan combine cornstarch, 2 tablespoons sugar, and syrup. Cook dinner stirring, till thickened. Add small quantity of combination to barely crushed egg yolks. Stir into combination in saucepan and cook dinner 1 to 2 minutes, stirring always. Add flavoring and cherries; chill. Whip cream till stiff and stir into cherry combination. Pile into chilly meringue shell. Refrigerate 12 hours earlier than serving. Enhance prime with maraschino cherries with stems or recent cherries. Supply: Good Housekeeping Journal insert, “The Collector’s Cookbook.”

Heavenly Cherry Pie

This cherry pie recipe is a type of included within the “Favourite Pie Collection” from Midwest Residing. Chocolate and cherries undoubtedly go collectively and utilizing wafer crumbs for the crust and ready pie filling makes it a straightforward pie to create.

(Servings: 10)


1½ cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 25 wafers)

¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

1 (21-oz.) can cherry pie filling

¼ cup sugar

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1 cup water

½ of a 6-oz. package deal white chocolate baking squares (3 squares)

3 egg yolks

1¼ cups whipping cream

2 tablespoons espresso liqueur or sturdy espresso

Whipped cream (choose.)

Chocolate curls (choose.)


Frivolously butter a 9-inch pie pan. In a mixing bowl, mix wafer crumbs and melted butter. Press combination evenly onto the underside and sides of pie plate. Bake in a 350 diploma oven for 8 minutes; cool. Unfold 1 cup of the pie filling in backside of crust; put aside. Cowl remaining pie filling; refrigerate. In a medium saucepan, mix sugar and gelatin. Add water and white chocolate baking squares. Cook dinner and stir over medium warmth till combination boils, chocolate melts, and gelatin dissolves. Take away from warmth. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg yolks. Stir in ¾ cup of the hotgelatin combination; stir till mixed. Return all to saucepan. Cook dinner and stir over medium warmth till combination bubbles. Switch to giant mixing bowl. Cowl and chill about 45 minutes or till combination is the consistency of unbeaten egg whites, stirring often. In a relaxing mixing bowl, beat the 1¼ cups whipping cream and the liqueur or espresso with mixer till stiff peaks type. Gently fold whipped cream combination into gelatin combination. Spoon into crust. Cowl and chill for 4 hours or in a single day. To serve, spoon remaining cherry pie filling evenly over pie. Garnish with further whipped cream and chocolate curls, when you like. Supply: “Midwest Residing Journal” promo sheet.

Cheery Cherry Cobbler

On this fascinating dessert, the cake and fruit layers reverse locations as they bake. If you want a brighter pink shade to the cherries, add a bit pink meals shade.

(Servings: 12 – 16)

Elements Crust:

1 package deal white cake combine

3 eggs

1¼ cups water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

Elements Fruit Filling:

1 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 (28 oz.) jar pitted pink tart cherries, with juice

2 tablespoons butter, melted

½ teaspoon almond flavoring, (non-obligatory)

Whipped cream or ice cream (non-obligatory)


Preheat oven to 350 levels. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan. In a big mixing bowl, mix cake combine, eggs, water, and oil. Beat on medium velocity for two minutes. Unfold evenly in ready pan. In a medium bowl, mix sugar and cornstarch. Stir in cherries (with juice), melted butter, and extract. Combine properly. Spoon evenly over batter. Bake 50–60 minutes or till cake is about and golden. Serve heat or cool with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. Supply: “Duncan Hines Cake Combine Magic,” Jill Snider.