RED, WHITE AND BLUEBERRY CREAM PIE
Source of Recipe
1/2 cup cherries, pitted, quartered
1 tablespoon kirsch, optional
15 vanilla-cream sandwich cookies
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 small package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon each: pure vanilla extract, minced lemon rind
1 cup whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks
1 cup each: blueberries, strawberries, for garnish
1. Combine cherries and kirsch in a small dish. Set aside while you make
2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Crush the cookies in a blender or food
processor. Add butter and mix well. Press into an 8-inch pie plate. Bake
until lightly colored, 8 minutes. Cool completely before filling.
3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon rind until smooth. Drain any
liquid from cherries into mixture. Fold into whipped cream. Sprinkle
cherries over bottom of cooled crust. Top with cream mixture; refrigerate
at least 4 hours or overnight.
4. Up to several hours before serving, arrange berries on top for garnish.
Refrigerate until serving time.