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May 20, 2010 12:37 PM

So I have two cans of cherry pie filling . . .

What to make, other than the obvious cherry pie (I'm not a pie maker!) ?

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  1. Cherry crisp seems like an easy way to go.... no pie crust and probably tastes better.

    1. Cherries in the Snow, Cherry Delight, Cherry Yum-Yum, Cherry Crunch, Cherry Upside Down Cake... (all of which are so white trash b/c they either use Cool-Whip, cake mix, Dream Whip, or cream cheese). Be glad to post the recipes should you be interested.

      1. My first thought was pancakes but than I went to the very opposite. BBQ sauce. Sweet Cherry BBQ Sauce. Add some vinegar, dry oregano, paprika, garlic, onion, and puree. If you want it spicy add some jalapeno. Would be great on lamb, pork or chicken, maybe salmon too.

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        1. re: LifesAnOyster

          +1 on the bbq sauce, I think itwould marry well with balsamic vinegar, water, onion, ancho chile powder, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce and a little brown sugar....maybe a drop of hickory smoke liquid. Puree the mixture then simmer for about 15 minutes over low heat. It would be good with a lot of things but I'd toss it with a little pulled pork or turkey bbq, grilled shrimp or slather it on some chicken.

          You can also use the filling in a trifle, crepes, as a filling or dipping sauce for doughnuts or beignets & mix it into a cake mix.

          1. re: LifesAnOyster

            I thought of pancakes, too. My stepfather's favorite pancake topping is canned pie filling, rather than something like maple syrup. (My mom doesn't let him indulge in that very often.)

          2. I have yet to make this but I tasted this at a dinner party and loved it so the hostess gave me the recipe. Easy and it was sooo yummy.

            Cherry Cake

            3 cup All purpose flour
            1-1/2 cup sugar
            1-1/2 tsp baking powder
            1/4 tsp salt
            1-1/2 cup veg oil
            3 large eggs
            1-1/2 tsp vanilla
            1 cup water

            pour in pan.
            one can of cherry pie filling on top
            bake at 350 for 30+ min

            1. a cheesecake with cherry topping?