I love Black Forest Cake. It's one of my favorite desserts. I've previously published recipes for both a Black Forest Poke Cake and a Black Forest Cheesecake so I just had to try this Black Forest Pie recipe.
Compared to the other Black Forest cake or pie recipes you will find out there, this one is super easy to make. The longest part is waiting for it to set in the refrigerator once you get that yummy pie filling in the chocolate pie shell. At least 1 hour in the fridge. Longer if you can. Just plan ahead.
I am often asked if there is a good substitute if you don't have any whipped topping (cool whip) on hand. Yes! You can use whipped cream in this recipe. Or if you have some heavy whipping cream on hand you can use that by whipping it with your electric mixers.
I always have some Semi-Sweet Chocolate on hand so that's what I used for this recipe but you can use any type of baking chocolate you have. Like I always say, use what you got!
Once the pie mixture has set, you can optionally garnish the top with a little more whipped cream, shaved chocolate curls and some maraschino cherries. The end result is a fantastic light fluffy pie that tastes almost identical to a classic Black Forest Cake. Same taste but with a lot less work. If you love Black Forest Cake as I do, you must try this recipe.
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📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Black Forest Pie recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Marshmallows Cream, Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Vanilla Extract, Maraschino Cherry Juice, Whipped Topping, Maraschino Cherries and a Chocolate Pie Crust.
🥣 How to make Black Forest Pie
In a mixing bowl, combine the marshmallow cream, melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
Add the cherry juice and mix well. Fold in the whipped topping and cherries.
Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Let the pie chill in the refrigerator until firm.
Black Forest Pie
- 7 oz Marshmallow Cream
- 1 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 tablespoon Maraschino Cherry Juice
- 8 oz Whipped Topping, whipped
- ½ Cup Maraschino Cherries, chopped
- 1 Chocolate Pie Crust
- In a mixing bowl, combine the marshmallow cream, melted chocolate and vanilla extract.
- Add the cherry juice and mix well. Fold in the whipped topping and cherries.
- Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Let the pie chill in the refrigerator until firm.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.