American Pie Council

2013 Amateur Recipe

Frosting Creations Cherry Sundae Pie

Frosting Creations Cherry Sundae Pie
2013 APC Crisco National Pie Championships Amateur Division
1st Place Comstock Cherry
Phyllis Szymanek, Toledo, OH

Pie Crust
1 ½ cups Pillsbury All Purpose Flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
½ cups chilled Crisco shortening
3 tbsp chilled butter
3-4 tbsp ice water
1 tsp vinegar
1 egg + 1 tsp water (egg wash)
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar. Cut in Crisco and butter until crumbly. Add vinegar to ice water. Add vinegar/ice water mixture one tablespoon at a time until dough forms into a ball. Shape dough into a disc shape, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour. Roll out on floured surface to fit a 9” pie dish. Trim crust and flute edges. Brush with egg wash. Set aside.

Filling
1-21 oz can Comstock More Fruit Cherry Pie Filling
1/8 tsp orange extract
1/8 tsp almond extract
1 tsp melted butter
1 tsp maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp lemon juice
In a small bowl combine all filling ingredients. Pour into pie shell, prick sides with fork, cover crust edges with foil. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Remove foil. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Top Layer
1-8oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup water
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1-3.4 oz pkg of instant vanilla pudding
¼ tsp almond extract
1-12 oz whipped topping
1 cup chopped pecans
1-10 oz jar of maraschino cherries with stems, drained (set aside 5 for garnish), cut up the remaining
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy; gradually beat in water and condensed milk. Add pudding mix and extract. Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping; add ½ cup nuts and maraschino cherries (chopped). Pour onto filling. Chill 4-6 hours.

Frosting Creation Topping
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp caramel topping
1 pkg Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cherry Vanilla flavor packet
1 ½ cups whipped topping
1 cup chopped pecans
Beat cream cheese and sugar until combined. Add vanilla. Add Duncan Hines Frosting Creations pkg. Fold in whipped topping. Cover entire pie with topping. Sprinkle with pecans and place 5 maraschino cherries in center of pie.