Black Forest Pie

My mom, the original chocolate lady, shares this yummy recipe with us-

Black Forest PieSeveral years ago Papa Jim had shoulder surgery. He spent a lot of days at home alone recovering while I was working.

One afternoon when I got home he had supper started as usual and also had baked this pie.

He found the recipe in a magazine, drove the 6 miles to town to get a ready-made pie crust at the local grocery store and made the pie! I was impressed!

He felt as though he had finally been able to accomplish something after being an “invalid” for so many weeks!

Now we keep ready-made pie crusts (he does not want to try to do that from scratch, yet) in the freezer for this pie and other new recipes he finds!

Black Forest Pie
Papa Jim’s Favorite

¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
2 Tablespoons flour
1/3 cup milk
¼ cup butter or margarine
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can (21 Oz) cherry pie filling, divided
1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
Whipped topping, optional

In a saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, flour and milk until smooth. Add butter. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into eggs. Return all to the pan.

Fold in half of the pie filling. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until filling is almost set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Just before serving, top with remaining pie filling and whipped topping if desired.

Yield: 6-8 servings. Freezes well.

Until next time,
Nana Shirley

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