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Cherry Pie I Recipe

Cherry Pie I

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"Fresh cherries in an easy no bake pie. Top with whipped topping. Chocolate fans may want to try using a prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust for this recipe."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings


  1. In a small bowl, soften gelatin in cold water. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, mash half the cherries with the sugar. Stir in cornstarch, lemon juice, and food coloring. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thick and transparent. Remove from heat. Add gelatin, and stir briskly.
  3. Slice remaining cherries into the crust, and pour gelatin mixture over cherries. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.
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Jul 24, 2005

I had four cups of fresh cherries which needed to be used on this 95 degree summer day. This no-bake recipe was perfect for keeping the kitchen cool and really tasty in addition. My husband really liked it.

Oct 13, 2003

This is very close to what my husbands grandmother used to make 50+ years ago. The recipe was lost(by me) several years ago. I would use less sugar(3/4c) and mix the cornstarch into the lemon juice so it doesn't lump when added to the cherry mixture. The original recipe called for a whipped cream topping. Will use again for family get togethers.

Jul 13, 2008

Super great taste, so the 4 sars are only because of my own fault...this is the first cherry pie I've tried making, and, well, I should not have tried to improvise. Here's what NOT to do: don't use a graham cracker crust, it absorbed all of the gelatin mixture and became mushy. And speaking of the gelatin mixture--don't use regular jello; I guess plain gelatin sets up differently, huh? And/or, I didn't let this cool enough before pouring it over the cherries in the shell. Any-who, it still came out tasting great, and I'm going to have to make this again (following the recipe EXACTLY!), so that I can update my rating to a 5-star. At least it was only an "experiment" on my family, and not for guests :-)

Jul 09, 2003

I LOVE cherries but my husband does not. Believe it or not he ate 2 pieces! Thanks for a great keeper! :-)

Jun 22, 2009

OMG, what a great pie!! It was SO delish. I brought some pieces into work and everyone raved about it!! And it was fairly simple to make. I didn't use as much sugar as the recipe called for so as not to overpower the flavor and taste of the tart cherries. My son and I picked the cherries and I made two pies, using two different recipes: one with regular crust and one with this crust. This crust did not become soggy even after a couple of days.

Jul 18, 2011

Love this recipe! Everyone that has it loves how tart it is. Instead of the wafer crust I use a pie crust. Yum!

Jun 07, 2007

This was a very nice, refreshing change from the usual double crust, warm cherry pie. The wafer crust really hits the spot and the pie overall looks lovely. Thanks!

May 21, 2009

I made this with a chocolate crust and it is AWESOME!!!! Topped it off with a little whipped cream - YUMMY!!!


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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