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Choco-Cherry Honey Pie

No recipe image available.This easy, no-bake pie has a chocolate crumb crust with a honey-sweetened cream cheese filling laden with tart pie cherries.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 15 cookies)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1/2 cup butter, melted

Filling:
2 tablespoons honey
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 (16-ounce) can tart pie cherries, drained
Lightly sweetened whipped cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Mix together crumbs, sugar and wheat germ. Add melted butter and blend well. Reserve 2 tablespoons of mixture for topping. Pour remaining crumb mixture into 9-inch pie plate and press evenly against bottom and sides, building up slightly around rim.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool
  3. For Filling: In a small bowl, beat honey until white and creamy. Gradually add cream cheese; beat until smooth. Add milk, lemon juice and almond extract; mix at low speed until blended.
  4. Fold in cherries and turn into pie crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  5. Garnish with reserved crumbs and whipped cream.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.