Good when fresh fruits are out of season.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
additional:
6 hrs 20 mins
total:
7 hrs
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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  • Let cherries sit in juice with 1/4 cup sugar for 2 hours. Drain cherries, reserving juice; pour juice in a small saucepan.

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  • Soften gelatin in the cherry juice for 5 minutes. Mix in egg yolks and salt. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract, red food color, and cherries. Chill until room temperature, but not set.

  • In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. (Pasteurized egg whites take a while to whip; be patient.) Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cherry mixture. Fold in whipped cream until no streaks remain. Pour into graham cracker crust. Chill several hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 36.5g 12% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 71.7mg 24% DV; sodium 214.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
really light Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
really light Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2009
I love it!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
Came out excellent Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2009
This dessert has a nice flavor and is light and fluffy however we were not impressed enough to make it again. Thank you Beth for submitting the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2010
Very good!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
The recipe turned out great as written and I made sure to use heavy cream because it is WAY healthier than cool whip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2013
This recipe was so easy and tasted AMAZING! I used an 8oz carton of cool whip in place of the heavy cream which I think made it fluffier lighter and healthier. Thank you Beth I will definitly make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2013
Very easy to make and very tasty. However my kids didn't like it and the hubby refused to even try it because it's "not cherry pie". I thought it was pretty good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
My family’s new favorite dessert. Read More
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