Wednesday, May 16, 2012

recipe: tuxedo pie

I'm basically using this recipe as a spring board because when I do make it, I want to change a few things - pretty much the whole thing - but you have to start somewhere, right? I'm not a huge cherry fan so I think strawberries would be a good substitute and I would also change the crust. I think a graham cracker crust would be quite lovely and maybe even top with a few mini chocolate chips and whip cream. Ok, so I just changed two things and left the rest as is - adding a few garnishes. So it's pretty much the original recipe :) This came from the Betty Crocker website - one of the places I go to for yummy things.

cups Fiber One® original bran cereal
cup butter or margarine, melted
cup sugar
teaspoon vanilla
package (8 oz) fat-free cream cheese, softened
cup sugar
teaspoon almond extract
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1 1/2
oz semisweet baking chocolate, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 1/2
oz white chocolate baking bar, chopped (1/4 cup)

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush cereal with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix cereal, melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar and the vanilla. Press evenly on bottom and 1/2 inch up side of pizza pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Just before serving, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and the almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread evenly over cereal mixture. Spread with pie filling.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave semisweet chocolate on High about 1 minute or until chocolate can be stirred smooth. In another small bowl, repeat with white chocolate. Drizzle chocolates over filling; cool slightly. Cut into wedges.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I think strawberries would be more delicious! I'll have to try and make this one day.