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Best Black Forest Pie Dessert for Two

black forest pie on a tarnished tray with two forks

Black Forest Pie is the perfect combination of rich fudgy chocolate and cherry filling, topped with a layer of cherries, and a layer of whipped cream speckled with shaved baker’s chocolate all nestled in a flaky pie crust.

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This small batch pie makes a great dessert for two. It’s perfect for an impressive date night, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s celebrations, or any night of the week.

How to make the best Black Forest Pie:

For the crust:

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

Fill a cup with 3 tablespoons of ice water and set aside.

Mix together the flour and salt.

Pour the melted butter into the flour mixture, and blend together with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.

crumbly flour, butter, and salt in a bowl

Add the ice water one tablespoon at a time.

Use a fork and then your hands to form the mixture into a ball. When the mixture forms together but is still a bit crumbly, it’s ready to roll out.

pie crust rolled into a ball

Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and roll out the dough, constantly flouring the rolling pin.

Roll the dough out until it’s at least 2-3 inches more in diameter than the pie plate.

pie crust rolled out on a floured surface

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Carefully place the dough into a 6 inch pie plate smoothing it out inside the pie plate and letting the edges overhang. Click for a 6 inch pie pan.

Cut the overhanging edges with scissors, but leave at least an inch or so overhanging the rim of the pie plate.

pie crust pressed into a pie pan

Pinch the edges to make a pretty pattern around the top edge, if desired.

For the Filling:

In a saucepan combine the 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa, and 1 tbsp flour.

Stir in the milk until smooth.

sugar, cocoa and flour whisked in a sauce pan

Cook over medium heat, whisking until smooth.

Add 2 tbsp cubed butter. Continue to whisk and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly.

Continue whisking and reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes.

butter and milk added to cocoa sauce mixture

Remove the filling from the heat.

Stir about 1/4 cup hot mixture into egg.

small amount of chocolate sauce whisked into raw egg

Whisk together and add back to chocolate mixture. Whisk until combined.

egg mixture whisked into rest of chocolate sauce in pan

Stir in the 1/4 cup canned cherry pie filling.

Pour the filling mixture into the pie shell and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until filling is almost set in the middle.

Cool completely.

chocolate and cherry filling cooling in pie

For the topping:

Spread the 1/2 cup canned cherry pie filling over chocolate pie.

cherry pie filling on top of baked pie

Grate the unsweetened chocolate into shavings.

Reserve a small amount of chocolate shavings aside and add the rest into a bowl with the whipped cream. Whisk to combine.

shaved baker's chocolate stirred into whipped cream

Spread the whipped cream mixture in a layer over the cherries.

Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate shavings over the top of the pie.

Add one more cherry on top, if desired.

Cut in half or quarters and serve.

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Best Black Forest Pie

Best Black Forest Pie

Black Forest Pie is the perfect combination of rich fudgy chocolate and cherry filling, topped with a layer of cherries, and a layer of whipped cream speckled with shaved baker’s chocolate all nestled in a flaky pie crust.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp ice water

For the filling:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup canned cherry pie filling

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup canned cherry pie filling
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 oz unsweetened baker’s chocolate

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Fill a cup with 3 tablespoons of ice water and set aside.
  3. Mix together flour and salt.
  4. Pour melted butter into flour mixture, and blend together with a fork until mixture is crumbly.
  5. Add ice water one tablespoon at a time.
  6. Use a fork and then your hands to form mixture into a ball. When mixture forms together but is still a bit crumbly, it's ready to roll out.
  7. Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and roll out dough, constantly flouring the rolling pin.
  8. Roll dough out until it's at least 2 - 3 inches more in diameter than the pie plate.
  9. Carefully place dough into a 6 inch pie plate smoothing it out inside pie plate and letting edges overhang. Click for a 6 inch pie pan.
  10. Cut overhanging edges with scissors, but leave at least an inch or so overhanging the rim of your pie plate.
  11. Pinch edges to make a pretty pattern around top edge, if desired.

For the Filling:

  1. In a saucepan combine 1/3 cup sugar, cocoa, and 1 tbsp flour.
  2. Stir in milk until smooth.
  3. Cook over medium heat, whisking until smooth.
  4. Add 2 tbsp cubed butter. Continue to whisk and cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
  5. Continue whisking and reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove filling from heat.
  7. Stir about 1/4 cup hot mixture into egg. Whisk together and add back to chocolate mixture. Whisk until combined.
  8. Stir in 1/4 cup canned cherry pie filling.
  9. Pour filling mixture into pie shell and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until filling is almost set in middle.
  10. Cool completely.

For the topping:

  1. Spread 1/2 cup canned cherry pie filling over chocolate pie.
  2. Grate unsweetened chocolate into shavings.
  3. Reserve a small amount of chocolate shavings aside and add remainder into a bowl with whipped cream. Whisk to combine.
  4. Spread whipped cream mixture in a layer over cherries.
  5. Sprinkle remainder of chocolate shavings over top of pie. Add one more cherry on top, if desired.
  6. Cut in half or quarters and serve.

Notes

Nutrition calculated for 4 slices.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 460 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 100mg Sodium: 521mg Carbohydrates: 59g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 19g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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