Chocolate Cherry Pie


I've been making this almost 30 years. It's my all time family favorite. This will be a recipe that you will want to make over and over. Please note: this recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Important: be sure to use only fresh eggs for this recipe.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 to 9 - inch pie


  • 1 ⅓ cups vanilla wafer crumbs

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons chopped maraschino cherries

  • 2 cups whipped cream, garnish

  • 8 maraschino cherries, garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, and 1/4 cup softened butter. Press onto the bottom and sides of an 8 inch pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes. Cool.

  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in melted chocolate, salt and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes for each egg. Stir in chopped cherries. Spread into cooled crust. Chill 4 hours.

  3. Before serving, garnish pie with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
30g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 325mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 120mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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