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Christmas Cherry Pie

Vibrant color and a medley of fruit in its filling make this pretty pie a standout. "This special dessert always brings compliments," says Mrs. Clifford Davis of Fort Smith, Arkansas. "The combination of cherries, pineapple, bananas and nuts appeals to most everyone."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) pitted tart cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 10 to 13 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped topping


  • Drain cherries, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a large saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Stir in the pineapple, cherries and reserved juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add gelatin powder; stir until dissolved. Stir in food coloring if desired. Cool until partially set.
  • Stir in bananas and pecans. Pour into the pie shell. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped topping.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 417 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • JANA
    Jun 25, 2020

    My family made this pie for years after my brother's wife introduced it to us. When I got married, I continued making it for my husband's family. I didn't know what the recipe was named so I called it Lucy's Fruit Pie, after my sister-in-law. I'm not sure why it's called Christmas Cherry Pie because it's a great fruit pie for Valentine's, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, to take to a party, or for dessert for your family any time. "Lucy's Fruit Pie" is back on my regular dessert list!

  • marjoe11
    Dec 22, 2010

    This was delicious! I would actually make this any time of year because it has a tropical flavor to it!