For April we have teamed up with the Emergency Kit Cook-Off to deliever Michigan Food Recipies

"Preparedness" Cherry Pies

Emergency Kit Cook-Off
10 min
30 min
Cherries--specifically, tart cherries--are a signature Michigan ingredient that are just as delicious baked in a pie as they are dried, juiced, jarred or dipped in chocolate. Michigan, according to, produces 75 percent of the tart cherries grown in the United States.This Emergency Kit Cook-Off combines cherries (tart cherries if you've got 'em) and corn flakes (Kellogg's is headquartered in Battle Creek, Mich.) into a sweet treat we call "Preparedness Cherry Pies." This recipe was created in collaboration with Do 1 Thing ( in honor of April's goal of creating an emergency food supplies kit that meets the needs of your household for three (3) days without outside help.

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup crushed corn flakes

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3 Tbsp. softened butter

1 (21 oz.) can Michigan cherry pie filling

Shaved dark chocolate


1. Combine crushed corn flakes, sugar and butter in a bowl. Press the mixture into a lined muffin tin, forming a well to hold the cherry filling.

2. Set the corn flake mixture aside to firm. If possible, place the muffin tin in a refrigerator/freezer powered by a generator or place in a cooler over dried ice.

3. Top the corn flake crusts with cherry pie filling. Garnish with dark chocolate.

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