How To Make Black Forest Cherry Pie

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 This no-bake Black Forest Cherry Pie is both easy to make and  beautiful enough to wow your holiday guests!  A chocolate cookie crust is topped  with a layer of creamy chocolate ganache, homemade cherry filling, and  fresh whipped cream. It’s chocolate-covered cherries in pie form!

 For the Chocolate Cookie Crust: – 2 1/2 cups chocolate wafer cookies (around 2 sleeves of OREOS with filling removed) – 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted – pinch of salt For the Chocolate Ganache: – 1/2 cup heavy cream – 7 oz. dark chocolate, chopped (60% or higher) – pinch of salt

What You Need To Make This Pie

 For the Cherry Filling: – 2 lbs. pitted cherries (about 4 1/2 cups) – 1/4 cup granulated sugar – 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice – 1/4 cup kirsch or brandy – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon almond extract – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 2 Tablespoons cornstarch

What You Need To Make This Pie

 For the Whipped Cream: – 1 cup heavy cream – 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – chocolate chips (garnish) – fresh cherries (garnish)

What You Need To Make This Pie

 Make Cookie Crust – Place cookies into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until  crumbs are formed. Add melted butter and salt, and mix until thoroughly  combined. – Transfer mixture into a 9″ pie pan and press into pan using the back of a 1/4 measuring cup or using your fingers. Set aside.

How To Make Black Forest Cherry Pie

 Make Chocolate Ganache – In a small saucepan, add heavy cream and bring to a simmer over  medium-high heat. Remove from heat and add dark chocolate and salt. Let  mixture sit for 2 minutes while chocolate melts, then whisk until  completely combined.

How To Make Black Forest Cherry Pie

 Make Chocolate Ganache (con't.) Pour ganache on top of cookie crust and spread evenly. Chill in the refrigerator while you make the cherry filling.

How To Make Black Forest Cherry Pie

 Make Cherry Filling – In a medium saucepan, add all of the cherry filling ingredients.  Cook on medium-high, until the cherries soften and mixture thickens,  about 10 minutes. Set aside and cool to room temperature.

How To Make Black Forest Cherry Pie

 Make Whipped Cream – Using the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, (or using an  electric hand mixer), add heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla  extract to bowl. Beat on high for around 5 minutes, until stiff peaks  are formed. Set aside.

How To Make Black Forest Cherry Pie

 Assemble Pie – Add cooled cherry filling to (chilled) pie crust and spread  evenly over ganache. Use a rubber spatula to place whipped cream on top  of cherry filling. Spread evenly, leaving a one-inch border. – If using garnishes, add chocolate chips and cherries on top. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

How To Make Black Forest Cherry Pie

SERVE  AND  ENJOY!