Source: Fabulous Food Associations

Almond Apricot Black Bottom Pie
Very fast and easy to make!
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes


1 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cans (15 1/4 oz. each) almond flavored apricot halves
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened*
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, *
toasted almonds, sliced, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine wafer crumbs, sugar and butter. Press evenly on bottom and sides of 9-inch removable bottom tart pan. Bake at 350 degrees, 6 to 8 minutes; cool.**

Drain apricots, reserving 2 tablespoons syrup. Combine reserved syrup, cream cheese and vanilla extract. Spread on bottom of cooled crust.

Cut apricot halves in half; if desired; arrange over cream cheese mixture. Chill. Garnish with toasted sliced almonds if desired.

*Variation: May use 2 cups vanilla pudding in place of cream cheese and vanilla extract.

**Tip: For a shortcut, use a 9-inch no-bake prepared chocolate or graham cracker crumb crust. Fill as directed above.