"Vibrant color and a medley of fruit in its filling make this pretty pie a standout. 'This special dessert always brings compliments,' says Mrs. Clifford Davis of Fort Smith, Arkansas. 'The combination of cherries, pineapple, bananas and nuts appeals to most everyone.'"
Drain cherries, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a large saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Stir in the pineapple, cherries and reserved juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add gelatin powder; stir until dissolved. Stir in food coloring if desired. Cool until partially set.
Stir in bananas and pecans. Pour into the pie shell. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped topping.