Double-Cherry Pies

Howard L. Puckett

Dried fruit provides rich, concentrated cherry flavor, a contrast to the tart frozen cherries. The white, creamy chocolate topping drizzles the pies with sweetness.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 pie)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 244
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.5g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 93mg
  • Calcium: 34mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried sweet cherries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen sour cherries, thawed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 Sweet Cream Cheese Dough circles
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate baking chips

Preparation

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat 7 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Remove from heat. Add butter, stirring until butter melts. Stir in cornstarch and vanilla. Cool slightly.
  2. Working with 1 Sweet Cream Cheese Dough circle at a time, remove plastic wrap from dough. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Spoon about 2 tablespoons cherry mixture into center of circle. Fold dough over filling; press edges together with a fork or fingers to seal. Place pie on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Repeat procedure with remaining Sweet Cream Cheese Dough circles and remaining cherry mixture. Freeze 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 425°.
  4. Remove pies from freezer. Pierce top of each pie once with a fork. Place baking sheet on bottom rack in oven. Bake at 425° for 19 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and filling is bubbly. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Place chocolate chips in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until chips are soft. Knead bag until smooth. Snip a tiny hole in corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over cooled pies.
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