This Easy Maraschino Cherry Pie will make for a perfect pie for your summer BBQs. A light fluffy pie that is full of sweet maraschino cherry flavor.
Easy Maraschino Cherry Pie
During the summer months, we spend quite a bit of time on our patio. We like to grill out most evenings. The kids will hop in the pool and swim while the hubby and I make dinner.
I love making tasty picnic type foods. During the day, I will whip up some summer salads like my Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette. I usually make really big batches so we can enjoy them all week long.
When we have our family bbqs, I am sure to have a dessert to enjoy after our meal. Since we bbq so often, I like to make quick and easy desserts. Simple pies are usually what I make most often. Our favorite summer pie is my CopyCat Shoney’s Frisch’s Strawberry Pie. It is a hit with everyone.
Last summer, I made a Quick and Easy Strawberry Pie that combines strawberries, Jell-O, and Cool Whip. Everyone loved how much flavor the pie had. Since everyone really liked it, I decided to make a Cherry version. I keep jars of maraschino cherries in our pantry. They are so inexpensive and they are perfect to enjoy on top of dessert or even in summer drinks.
This pie was super light and full of great flavor just like the strawberry version. Since I used a store bought graham cracker crust, it was in the fridge in no time at all. Super simple and super tasty.
1 package (3 oz) Cherry Jell-O
2/3 cup Boiling Water
4 Ice Cubes
8 oz Cool Whip
10 oz Maraschino Cherries, drained
Reserve 9 cherries for the top.
Cut remaining cherries in half.
Mix Jell-O and boiling water in a medium bowl. Stir until Jell-O is dissolved.
Add ice and stir until Jell-O cools and begins to thicken.
Whisk in Cool Whip to incorporate and then add sliced cherries.
Spoon mixture into crust and refrigerate for at least several hours.
Top with whipped cream (optional) and reserved cherries before serving.
Do you have a favorite summer pie recipe?
Looking for other great strawberry recipes? Be sure to see these other recipes that I have shared…