We went down to my parent’s house to visit recently and my mom requested that we bring a dessert that Gabriel had helped make. My first thought was the recent recipe that she had sent me for oatmeal raisin cookies that came from my Grammy. However it turns out that my dad does not like raisins so that idea was scratched. As I was sitting there thinking, the term “Black Forest” just popped into my mind. I’m not sure why as I have never made “Black Forest” anything and I never order it as a dessert, but never the less it did. My dad also doesn’t like cake which is the typical way one makes “Black Forest”. I decided that I thought that it might also make a good pie and be simple enough that Gabriel could help. So Black Forest Pie it was, only after making sure Dad liked cherries of course. This was incredibly simple to make and tasted very good. If you are looking for something quick and easy one day, or a variation of Black Forest cake, you might just want to give it a try. Unfortunately I have no picture but please don’t let that stop you!!!
Black Forest Pie by Me
1 premade chocolate graham cracker pie crust
1 box of chocolate pudding – I used the cooked kind but I imagine instant would work just as well as long as you split the mix and made each half seperately so the top layer was not already set prior to pouring
1 can of cherry pie filling
Cook pudding per package directions. Pour half the pudding into the pie crust, then spoon on the cherry pie filling (I didn’t quite use the whole can), and finally pour on the remaining pudding.
Allow to set for 3 hours. Top with whipped cream if you like.