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Nov 07

Cherry Ice Cream Pie

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Cherry Ice Cream Pie with a chocolate almond crust!

cherry ice cream pie

Yesterday I talked about some of the things I’m thankful for. But I forgot one. I forgot about this blog; and how thankful  I am for it.

I was Facebook chatting with Ashton the other night about how happy we are to be out of the “rat race” of employment. I used to be a teacher, and while I loved it, I was a statistic: burned out after 5 years, totally disillusioned and disgusted with the hoops, red-tape, and parental and student entitlement.

This is not to say I’ll never have an office job again, but I am SO thankful that, right now, I am able to have a job that is my bliss. This blog has opened up so many opportunities for me. I’m thankful for the friends that I have made. I’m thankful that I get to spend my days in my workout clothes, baking up new creations and writing, two things I’ve always loved to do.

I’m also thankful that I know how to hold my tongue, keep quiet, and scream in my head all while nodding, smiling, and brushing off comments like:

“Oh, you have too much time on your hands!”


“I could totally do x, y, or z too if I didn’t work all day!”

or, my personal favorite,

“YOU’VE been too busy to do x, y, or z? Girl, I’ve been busy! At least you only have one kid to deal with! I have (2, 3, 4,…) plus I have to work. You’re lucky you don’t!”

{BTW, I think all you moms out there who work and are a mom are amazing. You deserve medals and chocolate and lots of sleep. Really, it’s the thoughtlessness of the comments that irk me, not the working in general.}

I’m thankful that, even though I may seem on the outside like I have it all together, my house is a mess, I’ve dropped some of the duties at school I normally do, and I spend 8 hours a day on my computer writing, photo editing, responding to email, reading blogs, and all the other general things a blogger does all day. And I’m thankful that I love every minute!

Believe me, I’m thankful I know how to let my eyes glaze over and I that I know how to Facebook chat so I can complain to my blogger friends about how people don’t think I work all day.

I’m also SUPER thankful that this blog has allowed me to work with some awesome brands, like Lucky Leaf.

This is the third time I’ve made something with Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Filling, and every time they contact me, I’m super excited.

Because it’s PIE FILLING. Kinda meant for me, right?

This time I decided to step outside my afraid-of-new-food box and use the cherry pie filling. I mean, I was pleasantly surprised with the peach, so why not cherry?

When I was brainstorming recipes, my husband told me I should make a cherry ice cream pie. He’s really a genius.

I’ve told y’all I’m thankful for him, right?

I made the no-ice-cream-machine ice cream with the cherry pie filling. Can I tell you again how much I love that ice cream recipe?

I know that cherry goes well with almonds and chocolate, so I made a baked chocolate almond crust. It’s rich, chocolatey, and to. Die. For.

And then, well. Chocolate fudge on top doesn’t hurt a thing!

I can totally see doing this same recipe with blueberry pie filling. Apple! Or, yes, even peach.

Seriously, it’s good this pie is in the freezer and out of sight. But I still know it’s there. AND the ice cream makes too much to fit all in one crust…so make two pies or have left over ice cream.

A win-win, if you ask me.

Lucky Leaf Pie Filling. Something else to be thankful for!

Cherry Ice Cream Pie

A frozen delight! Cherry pie filling is made into an ice cream filling for a chocolate almond crust.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • Hot fudge topping and toasted sliced almonds, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9” pie plate.
  2. Mix butter with a hand mixer until creamy. Beat in salt, vanilla, powdered sugar, and cocoa. When combined, add in flour and almonds and beat until crumbly. Pour into a pie plate and press along the bottom and up the sides.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until it’s set. (When you smell it, it’s done!) Cool completely before filling (the refrigerator can help speed along this step).
  4. When you are ready to fill the pie, beat the whipping cream in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  5. Add cherry pie filling to a medium bowl. Crush slightly with a potato masher. Add sweetened condensed milk and stir. Pour into whipped cream and fold to combine.
  6. Place about 1/2 - 3/4 of the ice cream mixture into the cooled pie shell. Wrap with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight. Place the remaining ice cream mixture in a tupperware container and freeze.
  7. When ready to serve, heat hot fudge in the microwave until pourable. I poured about 2 tablespoons into a ziploc sandwich bag with the tip cut off and piped a decoration on the top of the pie. Serve with extra hot fudge and the toasted slice almonds.

Want some other awesome ice-cream-machine-free recipes? Check these out:

Nutter Butter Ice Cream

Pecan Pie Ice Cream

Monster Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Nutter Butter S’mores Ice Cream

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream

Fine Print: Lucky Leaf sent me 4 cans of pie filling and a pie warmer to try and review. All opinions are 100% my own. Giveaway sponsored and fulfilled by Lucky Leaf. Crazy for Crust is not liable for prize. An email will be sent to the giveaway winner sometime on or about November 10th. Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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51 Responses to “Cherry Ice Cream Pie”

  1. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:27 pm (#)

    Oh. My. God. LOVE THIS!! It reminds me (minus the pistachios, of course) of spumoni ice cream which is one of my most favoritest ice creams EVERRRRR. And of course I love pie but you knew that (otherwise, would we be BFFs? Me thinks not. Okay, probably, but you know). And I’m super thankful that we get to do what we love and we both have connected through our passion!! :)


  2. Jennifer Aten posted on November 7, 2012 at 7:26 pm (#)

    I’ve been charged with bringing a pie for Thanksgiving festivities. What sounds better than ice cream pie?? Thanks for the giveaway.


  3. Susan C posted on November 7, 2012 at 7:39 pm (#)

    My kids favorite – Cherry Fluff!


  4. Danielle Goewert posted on November 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm (#)

    Looking forward to trying some of your pies at Thanksgiving and Christmas!! I love pie, ice cream is the best. thanks for the giveaway, if I use a pie filling it is always Lucky Leaf, the sugar free cherry is soooo good.


  5. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on November 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm (#)

    Whoa! Are you totally stealing all pie recipes? I made this one as well! While I was dreaming last night, I totally made this SAME ice cream pie! It’s no wonder I gain weight while sleeping… sigh…
    I hear ya about the Comments. I’m still hesitant to tell people that I write a blog. I feel like I have to justify it with telling them my followers and comments and features. However, people will have an opinion about everything, and they are entitled it them. We just need to know when to let them go and when to say Thank you!


  6. Kristin posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm (#)

    My husband makes these little mini-cheesecakes with cherry pie filling. I’d totally make him those.
    I get a bit of a taste of what life without a job is like every summer. There’s still never enough time to accomplish what I want, so I obviously don’t think you have time for everything :)
    Also, I guarantee you I’ll be in the burnout teacher statistic. I never saw that coming.


  7. Claire posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm (#)

    This looks scrumptious!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  8. Jessica posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm (#)

    I think I’d like to make some sort of chocolatey-brownie-like-cherry cookie slash cupcake. I think that would be delicious!


  9. Back For Seconds posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm (#)

    I love this pretty pink pie! You are killin’ pie week!


  10. Elle posted on November 7, 2012 at 10:29 pm (#)

    Chocolate pancakes topped with cherry pie filling and sprinkled with powder sugar!


  11. Happier Than A Pig in Mud posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:46 am (#)

    The ice cream pie looks amazing! Cherry cookie bars sound good to me… Thanks for the fun give-away:@)


  12. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:06 am (#)

    This ice cream looks delicious Dorothy! I received some Lucky Leaf too, I have a peach recipe coming on the blog this evening :)
    I hear ya on the snide comments. ESPECIALLY since I’ve become a blogger. I mean, really, all I do is “play” on my computer all day and bake. Ha!


  13. Shelby N posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:19 am (#)

    I’d make an actual cherry pie! My dad LOVES cherry pie, so I would make it for him.


  14. Kathy Diebel posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:58 am (#)

    This pie is now on our Thanksgiving menu.


  15. sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:26 am (#)

    well I cannot win, but I totally get you. I work, a lot! But if I got to stay home with the kid, a few things would happen. First, I think I might kill him. Secondly I would have to get a new sofa, because the one I have would have a big dent in it from my butt, and lastly I would need another fridge to keep right beside the sofa so I don’t wear a mark in the floor walking back and forth to the kitchen. It’s not easy but some people have better personalities to do things, like I may not love to work, but being home all the time, I would have no motivation, so it’s what works for me:) I bet Jordan is all, “my mom is the best!” At least you got that for a few more years, once they hit 13 or so, well we lose our cool.


  16. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats posted on November 8, 2012 at 6:31 am (#)

    You are so lucky you get to blog full time and yes I think it’s truly a job! Wish I could do that..instead I’m snapping pictures before I rush to daycare and off to work :) Oh well at least I enjoy it!!! Kudos to you!


  17. TRISHA posted on November 8, 2012 at 6:41 am (#)

    I LOVE catching up with your awesome posts! This would be such a hit here at my house with my two cherry LOVERS – your ice cream posts look so inviting and awesome! Can’t wait to check them out.


  18. Maureen posted on November 8, 2012 at 6:57 am (#)

    I love love cherries and I would right away make a cherry crisp.


  19. mrsblocko posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:07 am (#)

    chocolate cherry cheesecake brownies


  20. Mom posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:24 am (#)

    Love the color and display of this pie (especially the plate it’s on)! Oh, and you’ve finally learned to let your eyes glaze over…??? where did you get that from…lol.
    I bet any of these pie fillings would be great with the crumb topping we use for apple pie…yum!
    Isn’t it wonderful having a job that you love to do and can enjoy “going to work” everyday? So happy for you.
    Love, Mom


  21. Ally posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:41 am (#)

    I would probably make waffles and serve them with the pie filling. So tasty!


  22. Lori posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:27 am (#)

    What a beautiful pie! I can just taste the cherries looking at those beautiful photos.
    Chocolate + cherries = YUM!!


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  24. Terri posted on November 8, 2012 at 9:51 am (#)

    I make a fruit salad with cherry pie filling for Christmas brunch!


  25. Erin @ Wholly Delicious Dishes posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:59 am (#)

    Well, I would have to make this yummy pie, of course! No seriously, I would totally make this pie. I am fortunate enough to stay home and work on my blog, too. It’s not easy and takes a lot longer than I anticipated but I love, love, love it! I think you are doing a great job!


  26. Heather @French Press posted on November 8, 2012 at 11:56 am (#)

    Dorothy – this looks SO good! My waistline will NOT be thanking you – but I will:)
    BTW – I cannot believer those comments:( R U D E


  27. Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen posted on November 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#)

    Once again, fabulous! This will be made very soon for the hubs and I. I’m thinking date night, TOMORROW! I love that this filling has no high fructose in it. About the comments, sweetness, it’s obvious you work and work hard! Your blog is a beautiful reflection of that hard work. Keep it up, super star! Yes, my arms were high up in the air when I said that! lol xxxx


  28. Andrea D. posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm (#)

    I would make Cherry Fluff with it. Thanks for the chance to enter.


  29. Leslie posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm (#)

    I’ve always wanted to try fried pies. I could use this pie filling for that!


  30. kesha posted on November 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm (#)

    I would make this pie you have posted or I would make a cherry cobbler


  31. Stacey posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm (#)

    I would make cherry pie pops.


  32. Terri Betz posted on November 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm (#)

    I’d make cherry hand pies! These go too fast around here! Your pie is to die for! :)


  33. Susan posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm (#)

    You never cease to amaze me! I know my daughter would love this since Cherry Garcia is her favorite flavor with Ben & Jerry’s. XOXO


  34. Ashton @ Something Swanky posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:14 pm (#)

    Looks amazing! And I know you totally sit around, feet propped up, eating bon-bons all day wishing you had more to do :)


  35. Cindy Brickley posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm (#)

    Well, after seeing your Cherry Ice Cream Pie, there is nothing else. Signing up for the giveaway, I found out you live in Pa and so do I. I am not sure where that is. I am central (Penfield) I am not sure I am even on the map.


  36. Lori Witt posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm (#)

    I love this pie filling and I use it all the time in recipes!


  37. The Better Baker posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm (#)

    OH.MY.GOODNESS! That pie looks amazing! I’m not even wild about ice cream, but I would soooooooo love that tasty treat. What a nice giveaway! It’s wonderful you love your job…blogging is a very busy job huh? You’re really good at what you do too. =)


  38. The Better Baker posted on November 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm (#)

    I think I’d have to make some cheese danishes using cherry pie filling. Oh my!


  39. Victoria posted on November 9, 2012 at 5:31 am (#)

    I would probably make a Chocolate Cherry Cookie. That pie looks amazing delicious and I don’t even like cherry!


  40. barbara n posted on November 9, 2012 at 6:12 am (#)

    I would combine my 2 favs….chocolate and cherry and make a delicious cake!


  41. shannon downer posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:08 am (#)

    i love the look of this pie!!! so i have got to try it!!!


  42. mary fanara coleman posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:21 am (#)

    Well a cherry pie of course. My husband’s favorite.


  43. Mandy's Recipe Box posted on November 9, 2012 at 10:37 am (#)

    I would make Cherry Cobbler-Cake like my blueberry version. So good!


  44. Diane posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:54 pm (#)

    Cherry Cheesecake!!!


  45. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen posted on November 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm (#)

    I Love your Pies!!!! Yumo Yumo Yumo!


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