Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Indulge in the luxurious and creamy delight of Cherry Almond Mousse Pie.

This delightful dessert combines the sweetness of cherries with the nuttiness of almonds, all enveloped in a light and airy mousse, nestled within a crisp pastry crust.

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Perfect for any occasion, from family gatherings to dinner parties, this pie is sure to impress with its elegant presentation and decadent flavor.

Whether enjoyed as a refreshing treat on a warm summer day or as a delightful finale to a special meal, Cherry Almond Mousse Pie is bound to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire.

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Let’s dive into this heavenly recipe and satisfy your sweet cravings!

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-made pie crust (bottom crust)
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Sliced almonds, for garnish

Equipment

  • 9-inch pie dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Spatula
  • Saucepan
  • Oven

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the pre-made pie crust in the pie dish and crimp the edges.

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In a saucepan, combine the fresh cherries, almond meal, granulated sugar, and almond extract. Cook over medium heat until the cherries soften and release their juices, about 5-7 minutes.

Pour the cherry mixture into the pie crust, spreading it out evenly.

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In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.

Gently fold half of the whipped cream into the cherry mixture until well combined.

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Spoon the cherry mousse mixture into the pie crust, smoothing the top with a spatula.

Spread the remaining whipped cream over the top of the mousse layer.

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Sprinkle sliced almonds over the whipped cream for garnish.

Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

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Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before slicing and serving.

Nutritional Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 slice (assuming 8 slices per pie)
  • Calories: 300
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 4g

Health Benefits

Cherries are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, promoting heart health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

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Almonds provide healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E, supporting brain function and reducing cholesterol levels.

Using almond meal instead of flour in the crust adds extra fiber and nutrients, supporting digestive health and blood sugar control.

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Heavy cream contains calcium and vitamin D, supporting bone health and muscle function.

Enjoying this dessert in moderation as part of a balanced diet can satisfy cravings and promote overall well-being.

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FAQ’s

Can I use frozen cherries instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen cherries, but be sure to thaw and drain them before using in the recipe.

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Can I substitute almond extract with vanilla extract?

Yes, you can substitute almond extract with vanilla extract, but the flavor profile will be different.

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How far in advance can I make this pie?

You can make the pie up to 1 day in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Garnish with sliced almonds just before serving.

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Can I use store-bought whipped cream instead of making my own?

Yes, you can use store-bought whipped cream as a time-saving alternative.

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Can I use a different type of nut for the crust?

Absolutely! Feel free to use other nuts such as walnuts or pecans for the crust for added flavor and texture.

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