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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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, soften gelatin in cold water. Set aside.

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  • 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.

  • Slice remaining cherries into the crust, and pour gelatin mixture over cherries. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 50.1g 16% DV; fat 8.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 8.6mg 3% DV; sodium 115.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2005
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. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/13/2008
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:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2003
I LOVE cherries but my husband does not. Believe it or not he ate 2 pieces! Thanks for a great keeper!:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
Love this recipe! Everyone that has it loves how tart it is. Instead of the wafer crust I use a pie crust. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2009
I made this with a chocolate crust and it is AWESOME!!!! Topped it off with a little whipped cream - YUMMY!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2017
I didn't have true gelatin so used a portion of cherry jello the consistency therefore was a bit runny but didn't affect the flavor at all it was AMAZINGLY AWESOME! We had guests over one friend said it was probably the best cherry pie he had EVER had...being 50 years old that is a high compliment for this wonderful cherry pie recipe!! 5 stars I'd make it again and again going to try it with blueberries next! Thank you! Read More
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