If you aren't a reader of Pierce's blog, Life in the Slow Lane at Squirrel Head Manor, I suggest you become one! She recently posted a recipe for Black Forest Pie, and when I saw it, I knew I had to make it. Luckily, my brother Jem had a birthday coming up, and he always requests Black Forest cake, his favourite. Since we were camping, the pie was much more easily transportable. I made it the day before we left, and bought a can of whipping cream to top the pie at the birthday meal.
The recipe is here.
I made a few changes to the recipe. For one thing, I used a graham cracker crust because I wasn't in the mood to roll out pastry dough in the heat. It turned out beautifully. I also used a full 19oz can of pie filling and topped the pie with fresh cherries, which are just coming into season here.
The pie was super easy to make and had a fabulous texture: somewhere between a chocolate pudding and a brownie. And it was a HUGE hit with my family!
So, thank you Pierce for the great recipe! This one is a keeper for sure!