I received a great box o' goodies from them to aid in the celebration - a 5 lb bag of King Arthur Flour, a package of their pie filling enhancer, a pie essentials dvd, an adjustable silicone pie crust shield, and the current copy of Baking Sheet, their recipe "magazine."
For my cherry pie, I wanted to do something different. I am not a huge fan of goopy cherry pie, the kind you can make by simply tossing the canned pie filling into a pie crust and calling it a day. I wanted to incorporate some creaminess - and why not some chocolate? - into my pie.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any fresh cherries. Nor could I get my hands on any frozen cherries. So, I picked up a couple cans of sweet dark pitted cherries, and I rinsed the heavy syrup off before using them.
I found a sour cream cherry pie recipe that I used as a starting point, and from there, I made it my own!
For the pie crust, I used this quick recipe I found... it rolled out well, and I hope that my pie crust curse is really over, and that Thanksgiving wasn't a happy fluke!
Chocolate Cherry Pie
1 pie crust
2 cans sweet dark cherries, drained and rinsed
6 oz plain Greek yogurt
1 3/4 c sugar
3/4 c flour
1/4 c cocoa
1 Tbsp espresso powder (optional)
1/4 c pie filling enhancer
1/4 c yogurt covered dried cherries
1/4 c dried cherries & berries
1/2 c flour
2 Tbsp lemon juice powder
Preheat oven to 400 F. Roll the pie crust out thinly and place in a 9" pie dish. Place the drained and rinsed cherries into the crust.
In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (not the topping ingredients), and whisk until smooth. Scoop into the pie to cover the cherries and smooth the top.
Combine the topping ingredients in a food processor until they form a coarse crumb. Spread on top of the chocolate and cherries. Cover the edges of the pie crust with a silicone pie crust shield, and bake at 400 F for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to 350 F and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until the filling is set.
Cool on a wire rack and refrigerate before serving.
|A little gooey, but Oh-My-Goodness Yum!|
Now for the exciting part!
The good people at King Arthur Flour are offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win the items I listed above - a 5 lb bag of King Arthur Flour, a package of their pie filling enhancer, a pie essentials dvd, an adjustable silicone pie crust shield, and the current copy of Baking Sheet, their recipe "magazine."
To enter - let me know how you like your cherry pie (or if you don't like cherry pie, let me know what kind of pie is your favorite!). I encourage you to "like" them on Facebook, because they are cool, but I won't make that a requirement. (While you are at it, if you don't "like" Lunches Fit For a Kid on Facebook yet, you should. This is also not required, but I love to see you all over there! It puts a big smile on my face.)
As always, I need a way to contact you. Anonymous commenters, with no contact information, cannot win. If I can't contact you, I can't get your information to King Arthur Flour, and you can't get your prize. Simple as that. US entries only, please.
One comment per person, please.
I will choose a winner, using Random.org, on Sunday, February 26th at 7 PMish, EST. If the winner doesn't get in touch with me within 48 hours, I reserve the right to pick a new winner. Good luck!
*Disclosure: I received the items listed above free of charge from King Arthur Flour, but I was in no other way compensated. All opinions are my own.