American Pie Council

2011 Contest Recipe

Black Forest Cherry

Classic Crisco Cherry Catagory
Black Forest Cherry
Andrea Spring
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 t. salt
2 T cocoa
2 T sugar
1/2 cup shortening
4-5 T cold water
Mix dry ingredients in food processor and add shortening.  Process until crumbly.  Add water and process into ball.  Wrap and chill 2 hours.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Roll out dough and place in 10 inch deep dish pie pan.  Line with sprayed foil and bake at 400 for 5 minutes.  Reduce to 325 degrees and bake for 5 minutes or untl lightly browned.  set side
1/2 pound semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 pound white chocolte
1 1/4 sticks butter
4 eggs, seperated
1 T flour
pinch salt
1 T sugar
2 cans cherry pie filling
4 Oreo cookies
Melt chocolate. Add 1/2 the butter and mix well. Melt white chocolate.  Add the rest of the butter and mix well.   Beat eggs in stand mixer until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.  Fold in flour.  Divide eggs and add half to the chocolate mix and half to the white chocolate mix.   Whip egg whites until they hold shape and add sugar.  Split in half and add half to chocolate mix and half to white chocolate mix.  spread white chocolate mix in the bottom of the the pie crust, bake for 8 minutes.  spread on chocolate mix in top and bake until just done, 10-15 minutes.  set aside
Cook cherries over medium heat until most of the liquid reduces.  set aside to cool.  When pie is cool, put cherries on top.  crush Oreos and sprinkle over cherries.  Chill over night.