Loved this pie. Made my own crust from another cl recipe and used frozen sweet cherries.
Way too much sugar in this recipe for it to be considered light or healthy. Look at the Nutritional Info and notice how the grams of sugar is left out. But the number of carbs is large (47 grams) for such a small piece so that is the main clue. I have found that when I cut the sugar in half in these filling recipes, it still tastes great....actually better!
Great recipe made with combination of fresh picked cherries would definetly recommend.
I thought this was a tasty pie, but the portion size is so tiny, I don't think it's really "light." Twelve servings from a 9-inch pie are tiny slivers. With 282 calories for such a tiny piece, I think I will try another recipe.
After serving it to foodie friends, it was voted the best cherry pie they'd had, hands down - and far from store-bought. (Some people should not judge before preparing it) ;-) Very easy to make, and proof again of the genius of the Cooking Light test kitchen - the tapioca flour and sugar ratio is perfection. You can find the tapioca flour already ground in some stores.
I've made this every Father's Day for 3 years now and it's a huge hit. Easy and delicious!
I am a cherry pie enthusiast and I will say this is one of the best recipes I have ever eaten with my own teeth and tongue and mouth and lips and stomach and large/small intestines.
This was the first pie I've ever made in my life, although I do cook everyday. I followed the recipe exactly as written and it turned out awesome. All my friends that I made it for loved it. Very happy with how this turned out, without any adjustments.
Real Cherry Pie does not use Sweet Cherries but Sour Cherries..this recipe is basically what you get when you buy a Cherry Pie at the grocery store pre-made...nothing fresh about it. Not only would I not make it again I wouldn't make it the first time.
I love pie and love to make them but never-ever liked cherry pie.... until I tasted this one. Made it last year and many times since, friends ask for again and again (me too). Have not not change a single ingredient. It is an ALLSTAR!
I was soo pleased with this pie the first time i made i'm even making it for Christmas with very pricy out of season fresh cherries.. but it is that good! Not sure what the meal was that this ended.. but probably roasted chicken .. but the desert was the high pont of the meal! *oh i used tapioca flour instead of grinding the tapioca beads.. works wonderfully also use about 1/3c the splenda /sugar mix to make it more diabetic friendly... doesn't require that much sweetener.. the cherries are sweet after all!*