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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?

              1. How about a cherry dump cake? General recipe goes as follows.

                CHERRY DUMP CAKE

                Dump 2 cans cherry pie filling in a rectangular baking pan (13x9). Sprinkle 1 yellow cake mix (dry) over the cherries. Slice 1 stick butter and place slices over dry cake and cherries. Bake approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees.

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                1. re: tonka11_99

                  Would it work as well with white cake mix?

                  1. re: wandalicious

                    If the idea appeals to you, it will work just as well with a white cake mix or any other mix you like.

                2. Another cake I make fairly often but I have a specialty cake pan that makes a cake with a hollow in the center. I make a chocolate cake using that form. I put a layer of chocolate genache in and around the hollow. It will seal the cake from the pie filling, trust me.

                  I put the pie filling in and I pipe a white chocolate mousse around the edges and maybe the center. Sprinkle some chocolate shavings for decadence.

                  You could use stabilized whip cream instead of the chocolate mousse (stabilized with gelatin) but then the cake would only be great instead of magnificent or maybe the word should be exquisite? :-)

                  If you don't have a specialty cake pan, you could build up a ring of genache around the edge of the cake to make a hollow. By the way, You need to put the cake in the refrigerator to harden up the genache.

                  Does anybody have a picture of the pan I am talking about? Please post it.

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                  1. re: tonka11_99

                    I found a picture of the pan I use.

                  2. Reduce it with some water and vanilla, then serve with crepes drizzled with hazelnut oil or fill blintzes

                    Tunnel of Cheery Bundt cake- bake a bundt cake, slice the top off cutting horizontally, scoop out a tunnel and fill with filling; replace top of cake and drizzle with a powdered sugar lemon glaze

                    Canneloni with Feta Cherry and Rosemary

                    Pork Chops stuffed with Goat Cheese and Cherry

                    1. I find the fruit taste in canned cherry pie filling to be weak. I would ramp it up with some almond extract, cherry preserves, and/or cherry liqueur. Then mix into plain yogurt or use it to top ice cream or cheesecake.

                      Mix it into cherry jello and make that into popsicles.

                      Mix it with fresh or frozen berries to make a mixed fruit crisp or cobbler.

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                      1. re: greygarious

                        Yes, make a nice sauce for ice cream or crepes, with almond extract, cherry preserves, cherry brandy or Cointreau.

                        It makes a decent sauce base for roast duck; sweat some minced shallots, add chicken or duck stock, cherry brandy, orange zest, a little fresh chopped rosemary or thyme and the cherry filling. Simmer until slightly thickened.

                      2. Just gimme a spoon!!!

                        Really, ditto the Dump Cake below if your looking for EZ. Those always go over well if your not looking for a fancy desert.

                        Also could add some to individual desert bowls and add a crumble topping, bake until golden and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.