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Amaretto Sweet Cherry Pie

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Amaretto Sweet Cherry Pie
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Dark sweet cheerios and nutty amaretto are a perfect match in this prize-winning pie recipe. Spike some whipped cream with amaretto or almond extract for a flavorful topping!

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/4
cup quick-cooking tapioca
1/8
teaspoon salt
4
cups halved pitted fresh or frozen (do not thaw) dark sweet cherries
1/4
cup amaretto
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/3
cup butter toffee-glazed sliced almonds
1 1/2
tablespoons cold butter
1
egg
1
tablespoon water

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix sugar, tapioca and salt; stir in cherries and amaretto. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • 2 Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using 9-inch glass pie plate. Spoon cherry mixture into crust-lined plate. Sprinkle with almonds. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over filling. Top with second crust; seal and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.
  • 3 In small bowl, beat egg and water until blended; brush over top crust. Line cookie sheet with foil; place pie on cookie sheet. Cover crust edge with pie shield rings or strips of foil to prevent excessive browning.
  • 4 Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.
Tips  

Juliana Black of Garland, Texas, won the Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crusts Pie Baking Championship at the 2009 State Fair of Texas with this recipe.

For layered flavor, fold a dash of amaretto or a teaspoon of almond extract into whipped cream or whipped topping to serve with this pie.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
150
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
(
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
,
Sugars
41g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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