Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie

This recipe is filled with flavour. The pie crust is filled with cherry pie filling, then topped with almonds and coconut. It’s the perfect bite every time! 

Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie | This recipe is filled with flavour. The pie crust is filled with cherry pie filling, then topped with almonds and coconut. It's the perfect bite every time!

This lovely recipe was the bomb. I mean this little pie rocked my world. It’s easy to make, it’s delish, and it has cherry and coconut in it, which in my book is like heaven.

I had eyed this recipe awhile back. I stumbled upon it on a food site. So kudos and acknowledgement go to the Pillsbury site for their recipe for Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie.

This was the bake off winner in 1986 and the winner’s name is Rose LeMon. I just had to try this one. I only made one change to it. I added coconut extract to it.

If I make it again I’d be inclined to lose the almonds. Not sure my hubby would be on board with that though. He’s an almond lover.

I just loved it but think I would like it better with just coconut. But then I’m a coconut fiend, so there you go.

So try the original, or try it without almonds, or try it without coconut. Just try it. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie | This recipe is filled with flavour. The pie crust is filled with cherry pie filling, then topped with almonds and coconut. It's the perfect bite every time!

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Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 1 Pie

Serving Size: Serves 6 to 8

Almond Macaroon Cherry Pie

This recipe is filled with flavour. The pie crust is filled with cherry pie filling, then topped with almonds and coconut. It's the perfect bite every time!

Ingredients

  • 1 package of Pillsbury pie crust, you only need one of the two pieces.
  • For the filling:
  • 1 can (21 oz) of cherry pie filling
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, if desired
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup slice almonds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, if desired
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Carefully roll out the pie crust, then place in a pie plate.
  • In a large sized mixing bowl combine all the filling ingredients together. Mix thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into the pie crust.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl combine all of the topping ingredients. Remove pie from oven at the 20 minute mark and spread the topping over it. Return to the oven and bake for another 20 to 30 minutes. The top should be golden brown when done.
  • Serve with a big old cherry loving smile!

Notes

Recipe very slightly adapted from Pillsbury

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2011/06/almond-macaroon-cherry-pie.html

Cherry Almond Macaroon Pie | This recipe is filled with flavour. The pie crust is filled with cherry pie filling, then topped with almonds and coconut. It's the perfect bite every time!

Hope you love this. We sure did.

I am in love with any recipes that incorporate cherry with coconut. I’ve made cherry cake pops before which were amazing. I’ve also whipped up chocolate granola with dried cherries, almonds and coconut. I’ve also made coconut whipped cream and cherry parfaits. Love those way too much.

Any chance I get to put them together I jump at. This recipe was totally worth the leap of faith. Jump in and try it yourself.

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Comments

  1. 1
    mamasgottabake says:

    Kim, I love the combination of cherries, coconut and almonds. All my favorite flavors in one pie!

  2. 2
    Kim Bee says:

    So yummy. I think to make it perfect I'd get rid of the pie crust and do it on a brownie. hm…that might be this weekend's dessert now.lol

  3. 3
    Eftychia says:

    This is delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. 4

    Thanks. I love me some dessert! lol

  5. 5
    Torviewtoronto says:

    delicious looking pie looks wonderful

  6. 6

    Thanks so much. I was just drooling over a bunch of your recipes. Your work is so quality, I feel so out of my league when I see blogs like yours. I bookmarked quite a few of your recipes. Does is say alot about me that the first recipe I want to try is the banana split one?? lol

  7. 7
    Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    Hi Kim! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-) Cherry pie! I just went cherry picking and anything cherry is very tempted. :-) Your pie looks delicious and I like the addition of coconut (my favorite!).

  8. 8

    Thanks Nami. I loved it. I may do a different take on it on the weekend. Love cherries, I could just eat a pound a day. It's the perfect fruit.

  9. 9
    Charissa says:

    Hey, thanks for the add on Food Buzz! Look forward to sharing recipes with you…love meeting other bloggers who love food just as much as me!

    This looks really good (especially since I haven't had breaky yet!)

  10. 10

    Thanks Charissa. This was one yummy dessert. Glad to have another foodie friend. Slowly figuring out how food buzz works. Been fun seeing everyone else's creativity.

  11. 11
    Paula @ Cookware Cooking says:

    I saw the word macaroon and was hooked! Your site is so inspiring and well done. I really look forward to seeing more of your creativity!

  12. 12

    Aw, that's really sweet of you Paula. I still feel so out of my element. Some of these bloggers are super skilled with photos and gourmet food. If you like macaroons scroll back to march and check out mike's macaroons. They are chocolate macaroon cookies that take under 10 minutes to make.

  13. 13

    Great looking pie! Love that you used a store bought crust! Glad I am not the only blogger out there who doesn't always make my own!

  14. 14
    Kim Bee says:

    Thanks Erin. I am just not a pie crust pro yet. So every now and then I just buy it. The pillsbury one is quite good. I also buy phyllo dough. I do not have the patience to make that. Some of these blogs are intimidating. These folks are pros. I fear I don't measure up to some of them.lol

  15. 15

    You had me at coconut. And cherries. And almonds. Oh, let’s be honest, you had me at PIE!!

  16. 16

    Oh my goodness! Such a beautiful pie and I love the cherry/coconut combo!

  17. 17

    A delicious combination! It may be an oldie, but it sure is a goodie! Nice pics!

  18. 18

    Love, love, love the cherry almond combo – and macaroons are an awesome idea. I can’t remember if I’ve ever used coconut with cherries, but I’m totally wanting to try it now. Beautiful!

  19. 19

    What a great pie!! My mom would go absolutely nuts for this one! I am going to have to find a reason to make it for her next time she visits. She isn’t a big dessert person, but this combines everything she loves!

  20. 20

    yummy!!! I love Cherry and anything! Coconut looks amazing!

  21. 21

    Cherry and almonds are my favorite combination! Love this topping on that pie.

  22. 22

    Such a great flavor combination! Gorgeous photos!

  23. 23
    Angela {Mind Over Batter} says:

    Love this!! I am a true coconut fiend, so I’d love to see this one with just coconut. Then I’d like to plant my face on it. Because. Coconut, yo.

  24. 24

    I’m with you on the leaving out the almond part. I think the extract would be great enough when combined with the cherries. Damn, that sounds good.

  25. 25

    Macaroon pie?! How come I’ve never heard about it. Genius!

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