Black Forest Cream Pie

I bring to you . . . a rich, creamy pie that is loaded with cherries and smothered with dark chocolate ganache.  Chocolate and cherry is one of my favorite flavor combinations.  I absolutely adore anything Black Forest and this pie also has a slight cheesecake flavor from the greek yogurt in the filling.
black forest pie
This Black Forest Cream Pie is simple to make and turns out gorgeous.  The end product looks fancy and is quite a show stopper. 

Black Forest Cream Pie

I love how the layers of the pie look once you slice into it.  The dark crimson cherries surrounded by the pale creamy filling and the beautiful smooth chocolate topped with a whole ripe cherry.  It will look even better if (unlike me) you can slice into a pie without mangling the pie crust!

Black Forest Cream Pie

Black Forest Cream Pie
Author: WonkyWonderful
Crust Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Chocolate Graham Cracker Crumbs about 12 crackers
Filling Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cool Whip
  • 2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 30 Cherries pitted & sliced about 3/4 lb
Chocolate Topping Ingredients
  • 2 cups Cool Whip
  • 3/4 cup Dark Chocolate Morsels
Crust Instructions
  1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar.
  2. Place into a 9 inch pie pan and press down keeping it as even as possible.
  3. Bake for fifteen minutes at 325 degrees.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Filling Instructions
  1. Thoroughly mix the greek yogurt and Cool Whip.
  2. Gently fold in the sliced cherries so that the cherry juice doesn’t stain the filling and turn it pink.
  3. Spoon the filling mixture into the cooled pie crust and spread into an even layer.
Chocolate Topping Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe container, mix the Cool Whip and dark chocolate morsels.
  2. Microwave for about one minute stopping every fifteen seconds to stir.
  3. Once the chocolate starts melting into the Cool Whip stir until they are fully combined and look like a glaze.
  4. Set the chocolate topping aside to cool and thicken for about five minutes.
  5. Then pour the chocolate over the top of the pie and spread it into an even layer.
  6. Add cherries on top and step back to admire your beautiful creation!
Recipe Notes
For individual servings like in the photo below, skip the crust baking step. Crumble the graham crackers then add them to the bottom of the jar.
When fresh cherries are not available I use Chobani Black Cherry Greek Yogurt.
Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
I prefer to place the pie in the freezer fifteen minutes before serving so that it is firm and easier to slice.

black forest cream pie

“I don’t want to spend my life not having good food going into my pie hole. That hole was made for pies.”
– Paula Deen
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  1. Shirley says:

    How can I get a printable recipe? Thanks.

    • Nicole says:

      I’m in the process of creating printable versions of my recipes. I put this at the top of my list and converted it into a printable recipe for you. I hope you enjoy!

  2. This looks fantastic, but I live somewhere without cool-whip. Is is possible to substitute regular homemade whipped cream or is that too heavy?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Emily! I have only tried this recipe with Cool Whip. But, I think that regular whipped cream will work too. It will be extra thick and indulgent 🙂

  3. Radhika says:

    Hi! I was wondering how you sliced your cherries as they have really big seeds in them?

    Thank you!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I used a cherry pitter to first remove the seeds. The seeds can be removed just by slicing cherries in half and pulling out the pit. But, that is kind of tedious.

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