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Cheery Cherry Pie

Cheery Cherry PieCan a cherry pie this easy and good possibly be made without sugar? Yes it can!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts
2 (14.5-ounce) cans pitted tart red cherries, undrained
2/3 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 drops red food coloring (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Unfold 1 pie crust; press out fold lines. Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions.
    Drain cherries, reserving 1 cup juice; set fruit aside.
  3. Combine Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and cornstarch in a medium saucepan; gradually stir reserved juice into Splenda® Granulated Sweetener mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice, almond extract and food coloring, if desired.
  4. Fold in reserved cherries; cool slightly. Spoon mixture into pastry shell.
  5. Unfold remaining pie crust; press out fold lines. Roll to ?-inch thickness. Place over filling; fold edges under and crimp. Cut slits in top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is golden. Cover edges with aluminum foil to prevent over browning, if necessary. Cool on a wire rack one hour before serving.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 290 | Calories from Fat 130 | Fat 14g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 10mg | Sodium 210mg | Carbohydrates 39g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 10g | Protein 3g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.