For this very cherry, no-bake pie, whole cherries are piled into a crust and covered with a mashed cherry and gelatin mixture that has been thickened and sweetened on the stove. Then it 's chilled for several hours and served topped with whipped cream.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) prepared vanilla wafer crust
- 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 4 cups pitted cherries
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 drops red food coloring
In a small bowl, soften gelatin in cold water. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, mash half the cherries with the sugar. Stir in cornstarch, lemon juice, and food coloring. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thick and transparent. Remove from heat. Add gelatin, and stir briskly.
Slice remaining cherries into the crust, and pour gelatin mixture over cherries. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.