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Something Different- Fruit Cocktail Pie-REALLY

Ok today I had a big challenge handed to me. My sons had went to Gray Brothers Cafeteria awhile back and bought one of their frozen Cherry Pies. They brought it home and popped it in the freezer as it's ready to bake and eat. I've been dreading the day it would come out of the freezer since in reality I know I certainly don't need to eat a piece of it. It's way too decadent of a Cherry pie to even consider a slice when you're diabetic.

Anyway, today was that dreaded day when they were ready to have a fresh baked Cherry Pie. So I got it out and put it in the oven and set my oven timer for 1 hour and 40 minutes, yes I know that seems like a lifetime to cook a pie! At least that's what my 2 boys think since they've been in here checking in on quite often! They are so ready for this hunk of pie.

The box has all the nutrition facts on it but really, it makes my feet burn and tingle just to read it! 750 calories per slice! Ungodly amount of sugar is involved in this extravangant pie. That's if you get 6 servings out of it, 750 calories each!
So; you canimagine why I know I can't have any of this glorious pie!

Now so what I did to satisfy my craving for a slice of cherry pie is;

Drumroll..... Fruit Cocktail Pie! I refuse to take a picture of it because it's not the prettiest thing I ever made. But I already had a piece it was good! I had even added red food coloring to the whole mess to make it be pink and look a bit better!

Here's the directions:

Fruit Cocktail Pie


Entire 15oz can fruit cocktail & juice
3tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp lemon juice
orange zest 1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp splenda
2 eggs beaten & tempered
1/4 cup orange juice

After you heat thru all the above to combine and thicken then in a seperate bowl I put 2 eggs & beat them. Then I tempered the eggs and put it all to back together in the saucepan and brought it up to a boil. After I turned off the heat I added about 4 drops of red food coloring because I didn't like the mushy color of it. Then I poured it into a prebaked whole wheat pice crust. Then I let it cool down completely in the fridge. When I was ready to try it I covered it with cool whip and it looked really pretty then!

So I've had my piece it was good and satisfying, something different. I would have made cherry pie for me but I was out of canned cherries and fresh cherries. So now I'm in here writing this post and my sons are in the kitchen finally devouring their beloved Cherry Pie. Let me know if you try this it does have a good taste it's nice and sweet from all the fruits in it. It's just not a beautiful sight to behold.
By the way they are reporting it is Excellent!

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  1. I love this recipe. this would really be wonderful dessert say after having a delicious pork recipe this could very well follow.

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