Frozen Chocolate Pie with Cherry Sauce

Looking for a frozen dessert? Then check out this wonderful chocolate pie served with cherry sauce.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

Pie

1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
(14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
6
oz. semisweet chocolate, melted
1 1/2
cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1
(6-oz.) graham cracker crumb crust

Sauce

2
cups frozen sweet pitted cherries or fresh sweet cherries, pitted
2
tablespoons sugar
1
cup water
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons cherry-flavored liqueur*

  • 1 Beat cream cheese in large bowl until smooth. Add condensed milk and melted chocolate; beat until creamy. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into graham cracker crust. Cover; freeze 8 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine cherries, sugar and water; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In small bowl, combine cornstarch and liqueur; blend well. Stir into boiling cherry mixture. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool 15 minutes. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 3 To serve, place pie in refrigerator for 30 minutes to soften slightly. Cut into wedges; place on individual dessert plates. Serve sauce over pie.

Expert Tips

*To substitute for liqueur, use 2 tablespoons apple juice plus 1/8 teaspoon almond extract.

For double the chocolaty flavor, use a chocolate crumb crust in place of the graham cracker crust.

To easily cut this frozen pie, first remove it from the foil pan and place it on a cutting board. Use a broad long-bladed knife, such as a chef's knife, to cut the pie. Before each cut, warm the blade iwth hot water and wipe it dry.

Because this pie requires freezing time, it's a perfect make-ahead dessert. Prepare the pie up to four days in advance. Once pie is frozen solid, seal it in a resealable plasticc freezer bag. Prepare the sauce up to four days ahead; cover and refrigerate it.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
69g
69%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
58g
58%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.