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White Lace Cherry Pistachio Pie

Recipe By: Beth Campbell
Year Submitted: 2016
Winner Third Place

Ingredients

Crust:
1 cup butter
6 oz cream cheese
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. Almond flavoring

Filling:
4 large eggs
½ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup dark corn syrup
2 tsp. Almond extract
1 ¼ cup chopped pistachios
¾ cup dried cherries
½ cup butter, melted

Garnish:
3-4 oz. White chocolate.

Directions

Crust:
In a large bowl cream the cutter and cream cheese until smooth. Add almond flavoring and flour and gradually beat the flour into the creamed mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about ¼ inch thick and a 9 inch circle. Transfer to a 9 inch pie dish.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Filling:
In a large bowl whisk the filling ingredients, being careful not to overmix. Pour the filling mixture into a pie shell. Bake for 60 minutes or until set in the middle. Take out of the oven and cool completely.
Garnish:
3-4 oz. White chocolate.
Carefully melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave being careful not to burn it. Put melted chocolate in a pastry tube or spoon over the pie to garnish.