1 cup frozen unsweetened cherries or (30 small fresh pitted cherries)
1/2 cup cold water
Artificial sweetener to equal 4 teaspoons sugar, or to taste
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
Dash of cinnamon
2 slices enriched white bread, crumbed
2 tablespoons imitation (or diet) margarine
Combine cherries, cold water, sweetener, gelatin, and cinnamon in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Reserve one-fourth of the bread crumbs. Divide remainder in half and press against bottom and sides of 2 individual pie dishes. Divide cherries evenly into dishes, and sprinkle each portion with equal amounts of remaining crumbs. Bake at 350° (moderate oven) for 10 minutes or until topping browns. Dot each pie with 1 tablespoon imitation margarine, and bake 1 minute longer. Makes 2 servings.
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I remember these early Weight Watchers recipes, using all “legal” ingredients to satisfy the dieter’s sweet tooth. Although some of them sound awful, a few tasted quite good. I never tried these cherry pies, but my mother and I, intrepid Weight Watchers that we were, made “Bread Pudding” and “Cheese Danishes” out of bread, milk, eggs, cottage cheese, etc. Good times! Weight Watchers has certainly changed over the years! 🙂
It looks pretty good.. but I thought margarine could not get any more imitation 🙂
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