Who can resist a juicy, scrumptious slice of cherry pie? Not me—I eat all the cherry pie I can get! With these 12 off-beat cherry pie recipes, you'll always be able to find a cherry pie-flavored dish to fulfill your cravings.
Cherry pie is one of those desserts that brings with it the nostalgia of spring and early summer. However, canned and frozen cherries and pie fillings can keep cherries available all year long!
Cherry pie day is February 20th, which shows that—even out of season—cherry pie is a great dessert option. There is nothing that brings that sweet, juicy, tart combination together quite like a cherry pie. Here are some of our favorite vegetarian and vegan cherry pie recipes—and a few off-beat recipes that can help you satiate that cherry pie craving without any baking!
Classic Vegan Cherry Pie
In a list of cherry pie recipes, there has to be at least one traditional or classic pie recipe, right? Here it is, the Classic Vegan Cherry Pie. This pie uses vegan ingredients and fresh cherries to create the nostalgic pastry we all love!
Black Bottom Cherry Pie
This Black Bottom Cherry Pie is a decadent treat with a chocolate ganache layer in the bottom. It is a pie version of a Black Forrest cake where cherries star with chocolate cake. This chocolate ganache uses coconut cream instead of dairy to keep it vegan. In fact, this entire recipe is vegan and has both traditional and gluten-free crust options. This is a great cherry pie recipe for a romantic dinner in.
Sour Cherry Pie with Crumble Topping
This recipe is for when you want that crumbly topping goodness on your pie. This Sour Cherry Pie with Crumble Topping uses oats and almonds to satisfy your crumble cravings. Like many vegan cherry pie recipes, this one has been adapted and tinkered with to meet vegan standards while also maintaining the taste and texture that you expect in a pie recipe.
Cherry Pie Bars
These Cherry Pie Bars are for when you want to take your pie to-go! They are also great for parties and gatherings. These little treats use tapioca starch and almond meal to make them gluten-free as well as vegan. This recipe also has the option of making the crust and topping with coconut oil. These cherry bars are also great for anyone interested in portion control—they will fulfill your cravings without ruining your calorie count for the day!
Cherry Pie Smoothie
What is a smoothie doing in a list of cherry pie recipes? This Cherry Pie Smoothie is great for when you're craving something sweet but want to keep your choices healthy. This recipe is also great for on-the-go nutrition. The smoothie base is almond milk, and there are several options to boost the nutritional value of this smoothie and customize it to your needs. This delicious smoothie is definitely worth a try!
Lime and Fresh Cherry Pie
This Lime and Fresh Cherry Pie is a twist on traditional cherry pie recipes. It adds the bright citrus kick of lime juice and lime zest to the darkly sweet cherry flavor. This pie is a great summer recipe—perfect for picnicking or any al fresco dining situation. This recipe uses a packaged, pre-made vegan pie crust, but if you can't find one, you could always use a crust from one of the other recipes featured in this article.
Raw Vegan Cherry Pie with Cherry Sauce
This Raw Vegan Cherry Pie with Cherry Sauce differs from other cherrie pie recipes because it requires no cooking at all! The crust is made from almonds, macadamia nuts, coconut, and dates. The filling uses cashews and coconut along with frozen and dried cherries. One noteworthy ingredient is acerola cherry powder, a freeze-dried berry powder that is a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants. The powder also adds a boost to the cherry flavor in this dessert!
Slow Cooker Cherry Pie Oats
The slow cooker is a wonderful tool for making your life easier. You can set this recipe to cook overnight, so you can wake up to a nice warm bowl of sweet cherry oatmeal! The fresh cherries in this Slow Cooker Cherry Pie Oatmeal are enhanced with no-sugar-added cherry pie filling. This breakfast is a must try for every cherry lover!
Do you sometimes want to make a cherry pie, but you just don't have the patience and energy to actually go through with it? Well, we've got you covered. This Cherry Cobbler is super simple to make—and requires no dough-rolling! Even better, this cobbler is also gluten-free! All you have to do is layer the ingredients in a casserole dish and then pop the dish in the oven. With little effort you will be enjoying this delicious dessert and satisfying that cherry pie craving!
Some might think it sacrilege to include a cheesecake recipe in a list of cherry pie recipes. But when you come across a cheesecake this delicious, it's only right to share! This Cherry Cheesecake has a decadent cherry topping and a vegan cookie crumb crust (cookie recipe here). This dairy-free cheesecake will make any occasion special!
Cherry Pie Pops
Cherry pie conjures images of outdoor, early-summer gatherings. This next recipe will have you eating cherry pie all summer long! These Cherry Pie Pops do contain dairy and are more of a cherry cheesecake pop. Coating your pops in graham cracker crumbs—reminiscent of delicious pie crust—takes these popsicles right over the top. These cherry pops are perfect for any outdoor summer gathering!
Cherry & Almond Ice Cream Pie
Ice cream pies are super easy to make and incredibly yummy. This Cherry & Almond Ice Cream Pie brings together the wonders of cherry pie with the dessert that we all scream for! This recipe calls for vanilla ice cream, but using a good cherry & chocolate-chip ice cream (named after a happily deceased rock and roller) would really blow your guests' minds!