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Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie- with a layer of chocolate on the bottom and a creamy almond and cherry flavored pudding filling, this no-bake pie is so scrumptious. It will be love at first bite.

Slice of Cherry Almond Mousse Pie on a plate.

Since I was a little girl and first had a Shirley Temple, I have adored maraschino cherries. With their bright red color and ultra-sweet, syrupy flavor, what’s not to like?

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This is one of my favorite, favorite pie recipes that I have made numerous times over the years since I found it in a Taste of Home Magazine.

Cherry Almond Pie Components

The pie starts with a buttery pie crust. For the sake of simplicity, this recipe calls for a frozen pie shell. You’ll bake it according to package directions and then let it cool.

No-Bake Maraschino Cherry Pie

You’ll then melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips with a little sweetened condensed milk and spread the mixture in the bottom of the pie crust. Everything is better with a little chocolate.  🙂

Next comes the filling. It’s maybe the most delicious filling I’ve ever tasted. The filling is a delightful mixture of chopped maraschino cherries, vanilla pudding mix, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, almond extract, whipped cream, and water. It may seem strange to add water, but the filling is already plenty rich.

Finish the pie off with grated chocolate and cherries. You could also add some toasted almond slices.

Recipe Notes For Making Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

  • Before making the filling, you’ll need to whip 1 cup of heavy cream.
  • If you don’t want to make the fresh whipped cream, you can use 2 cups of Cool Whip.
Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

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Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie- with a layer of chocolate on the bottom and a creamy almond and cherry flavored pudding filling, this no-bake pie is so scrumptious. It will be love at first bite.

PREP: 25 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
Refrigerate: 4 hours


  • 1 frozen deep-dish pie shell
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • grated chocolate, optional


  • Bake pie shell according to package directions.
  • In a small saucepan, combine unsweetened chocolate and 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted.
    Stir in 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.
  • Pour chocolate mixture into pie shell. Set aside.
  • Set 8 cherries aside for garnish, and chop the remaining cherries.
  • Add cream cheese to a large bowl. Use a hand-held mixer to beat it until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the remaining sweetened condensed milk and beat until smooth.
  • Beat in the water and then the pudding mix and remaining almond extract, beating until it starts to thicken.
  • Fold in whipped cream and the cherries. Transfer to the crust.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Garnish with chocolate and cherries and serve.


Note: Go ahead and whip the 1 cup of cream before you start making the filling.
If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making the fresh whipped cream, you can sub 1 1/2 to 2 cups of Cool Whip.


Calories: 510kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no-bake dessert

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Recipe Source: adapted from Taste of Home

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

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4 thoughts on “Cherry Almond Mousse Pie”

  1. I have made this pie for many holidays. One easy alternative I sometimes do is use a chocolate graham cracker crust instead.

  2. My mom made this a few times for holiday get togethers, but then lost the recipe. I searched all over, and then I found it here! I made it for Easter, and it turned out great! The only problem with it was, your recipe doesn’t have almonds in it. It definitely needs them… the crunch makes the pie over the top! I saw that the recipe was adapted from Taste of Home… that’s where my mom got it from. I didn’t find it on their site, because she thought it was called something else. Glad I found it again… it’s a delicious pie!

  3. Gerald Hottinger

    Can a can of cherry pie filling be used instead of the drained jar of maraschino cherries ?

    1. It really would not be the same. Besides a different flavor of cherry, it would change the consistency. The maraschino cherries are drained and chopped, leaving just the cherries; the pie filling has all that gel filling with the cherries.

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