MTN DEW Code Red Cherry Pie is tastier than grandma’s pie recipe

MTN Dew Code Red Cherry Pie, photo provided by MTN DEW
MTN Dew Code Red Cherry Pie, photo provided by MTN DEW /

Sorry grandma, but the MTN DEW Code Red Cherry Pie is going to replace your classic pie recipe. Whether it is National Pie Day, a backyard barbecue or just a craving for a great pie, this pie recipe will have everyone asking for seconds, or even thirds.

Everyone has a favorite pie. While people can debate cherry versus apple as the quintessential All American pie, people can agree on one aspect. A great pie recipe has a few key components.

Thinking about pie recipes, there needs to be a flaky crust. It makes for a satisfying bite. There needs to be a sweet component. And, a fruit pie needs to be all about that fruit flavor.

The MTN DEW Code Red Cherry Pie delivers big flavor.

This pie recipe is all about the cherry filling. While the recipe can use a store bought pie crust, you could use your own pie crust recipe. It really comes down to personal preference.

Truthfully, the flavor comes from the combination of the MTN DEW Code Red and the cherries. It is a flavor experience that you have to try. Once you do, you will file away that old school, traditional pie recipe.

MTN Dew Code Red Cherry Pie recipe from the MTN DEW Cookbook
MTN Dew Code Red Cherry Pie recipe, photo provided by MTN DEW /

Here’s how to make the MTN DEW Code Red Cherry Pie.


  • 1 12 oz bag of frozen, dark sweet cherries
  • 1 cup MTN DEW Code Red
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 prepared pie crusts



  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the MTN DEW Code Red and cherries. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Add to the cherries and stir well.
  3. Return pan to the stove, cooking over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and let cool.


  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Roll one of the prepared pie crusts to fit into a 8” or 9” pan. Pour the cooled cherry mixture into the crust.
  2. Moisten the edges of the bottom crust, then place the top crust over it. Crimp the edges of the pie with your fingers.
  3. Cut out a lightning bolt in the middle of the crust to allow the steam to escape
  4. Bake for 50 minutes, then remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.

Recipe from the Mountain DEW Cookbook. Permission granted for reprint.

If you do make this pie recipe, here are a few items to consider. Like any pie recipe, it is important to carefully incorporate the sugar/cornstarch mixture into the cherries. You want a luscious fruit filling, not a clumpy one.

While MTN DEW recommends a lightning bolt, you can make any type of opening to let the steam escape. Although baking can be an art form, it doesn’t require picture perfect pie crust cutting skills.

Lastly, you can enjoy this pie recipe on its own or top it with some vanilla ice cream. And, don’t forget to enjoy an ice cold glass of MTN DEW Code Red with that slice of pie.

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What is your favorite recipe from the Mountain DEW Cookbook? Are you going to try this pie recipe?