Saturday, May 29, 2010

No-bake Fresh Cherry Pie

Just tried this one yesterday and it is really refreshing. I’m not a big fan of normal cherry pie, cooked cherries or especially cherry flavoring. But we were really pounding some fresh cherries the other day and I found myself thinking, why can’t we make a pie that tastes like this. So off to the store.

Here’s how you make it. It couldn’t be easier.

Buy one ready made keebler graham cracker crust.

Slice in half and remove the pitt from 3 cups of fresh cherries. Cut around the pit with a knife, like you’re cutting the cherry in half, and use a spoon to remove the pit. Place in a medium bowl and sprinkle with a spoonful of sugar then stir to coat.

In a small bowl add 1 cup Daisy sour cream, 1/3 a block of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened in the microwave if necessary.) 1/3 cup sugar, 1 spoonful vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine.

Add sour cream mixture to cherries, stir to combine and then pour into pie crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Slice and enjoy.

We found it really refreshing and I think it captured the essence of those fresh cherries.

Try it and let me know what you think.

Cook well,

Rob Barrett, Jr.

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