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Pie and Pie Crust Recipes from the Famous Green Parrot


1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs   1 pkg. cherry jello
2 tb. sugar 1 tsp. lemon juice
6 tb. soft butter or margarine 2 3-oz pkgs cream cheese
1 can sour pitted cherries 1/2 tsp. almond flavor
2tb. sugar 1 tall can evaporated milk

Combine freshly crushed graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; reserve 1/4 cup, and press the rest into a 9" buttered pie plate.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 F. in preheated oven.  Reserve 1/4 cup of the evaporated milk, chilling the rest of the milk almost to the freezing point.  Drain juice from cherries, add water to make one cup, and bring to a boil.  Pour over jello, stir until jello is dissolved and add lemon juice.  Chill to the consistency of unbeaten egg whites.  While jello chills, fluff the cream cheese with the 1/4 c. reserved milk, and sugar.  Beat chilled jello until frothy.  Whip milk to consistency of whipped cream.  Fold milk and cherries into jello mixture, and add almond flavor.

Place 1/3 of the cherry mixture in pie shell, cover with 1/2 of the cheese mixture, then add 1/2 of the remaining cherry mixture, then the cheese mixture, and top with the balance of the cherry mixture.  Sprinkle with the reserved cracker crumbs.  Chill before serving.

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