No-Bake Mini Cherry Pies
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No-Bake Mini Cherry Pies

Prep: 25 minutes plus chilling • Serves: 12

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups sliced almonds
1 cup packed no sugar added dates
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons almond butter
3 cups chopped pitted and quartered fresh sweet cherries (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons pure honey
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1.Spray standard 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. In food processor, pulse 1-1/2 cups almonds, dates and salt on high until small crumbs form; add almond butter and process on high 1 minute or until incorporated. Press almond mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared cups. Makes about 2 cups.

2.In large bowl, toss cherries, honey and lemon juice; divide into cups over almond mixture, cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

3.Run knife around edges of pies to loosen; serve pies sprinkled with remaining 1/2 cup almonds.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 mini pie):
175 Calories, 9g Fat (1g Saturated), 0mg Cholesterol,
54mg Sodium, 23g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 4g Protein