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Comstock Cherry Chocolate Lover’s Pie

Recipe By: Carol Socier
Year Submitted: 2015
Winner First Place

Ingredients

CRUST
1 ½ cups chocolate wafer crumbs
¼ cup butter, melted

FILLING
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
2 T light cream (half and half)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1-ounce square unsweetened chocolate, melted
½ cup whipping cream, whipped
1 can Comstock Cherry Pie Filling

TOPPING
1 cup heavy whipping cream
¼ cup powdered sugar
10-12 maraschino cherries with stems
Dark melting chocolate

Directions

CRUST
Preheat oven to 375°
Mix chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter in bowl. Press onto bottom and up sides of ungreased 8-inch pie pan. Bake 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool.

FILLING
Beat cream cheese, sugar, cream and vanilla in a medium size bowl. Divide mixture in half. Stir melted chocolate into half of the cream cheese mixture. Fold whipped cream into remaining cream cheese mixture. Pour chocolate mixture into cooled crust. Top with half of cherry pie filling, then top with whipped cream mixture and remaining pie filling. Chill well.

TOPPING
Combine cream and powdered sugar in cold mixing bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use. Drain stemmed cherries on paper towels. Melt chocolate in melting pot or microwave. Dip cherries into chocolate and set on waxed paper. Garnish chilled pie with cream and dipped cherries. Serves 8.