1 (1lb.4oz.) can sweetened frozen cherries, thawed
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
¼c. cold water
¼c. confectioners sugar
1c. heavy cream, whipped
½c. shredded coconut
¼c. chopped pecans
Simmer cherries 5 minutes. Drain and cool. Soften gelatin in cold water. Heat 1 c. cherry juice to boiling. Add softened gelatin and stir until it is dissolved. Remove from heat, cool and chill until mixture thickens to the consistency of syrup. Beat until fluffy.
Beat confectioners sugar and vanilla into whipped cream. Fold into gelatin mixture. Fold in cherries, coconut and nuts. Spread into cooled Meringue Pie Shell. Chill several hours.