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Sweet Cherry Cream Pie

Contributed by: NAPSA

Cherries: Something Sweet In The Freezer (NAPSA) - Got anything sweet to eat? Something special in the freezer to serve at an impromptu gathering or after a memorable meal? If you've been cherry picking-finding dark, sweet cherries in your grocer's freezer, that is-then the answer to both questions is a delicious "yes."

Sweet Cherry Cream Pie
Individually quick-frozen at the peak of flavor and freshness from the summer's crop, dark cherries are colorful and fun, adding a sweet, festive flavor to many a dishy dessert.

This recipe for Sweet Cherry Cream Pie is smooth and rich, and diners can enjoy it as an afternoon snack or as a festive finale to dinner. For additional tips and recipes, visit the Web site at www.nwcherries.com.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sweetened, condensed milk
  • 2 cups frozen sweet cherries, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 package (8 oz.) whipped topping
  • 2 prepared chocolate crumb pie crusts (8" diameter)

Directions:

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in condensed milk.

Mix in cherries, lemon juice and almond extract. Fold in whipped topping.

Pour mixture evenly into crusts and freeze 8 hours or overnight. Cut into serving size pieces; garnish as desired. Serve immediately; pie slices thaw quickly. Store leftovers, covered, in freezer.

Note: For an extra decadent touch, add chocolate topping or chocolate curls to top the pie.

Serving Size: Makes 2 Pies


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