Mr. Food: Very Cherry Lasanga

What You’ll Need

  • 2 (21-ounce) cans cherry pie filling
  • 6 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread one can of cherry pie filling in baking dish. Layer 3 noodles evenly over pie filling.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, eggs, and granulated sugar; mix well. Spread over noodles and top with remaining 3 noodles.
  4. Spoon remaining can of pie filling over noodles. In a small bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, the rolled oats, butter, and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over pie filling.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until heated through. Allow to cool 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine sour cream and remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar; mix well. Drizzle over top of lasagna and serve warm.


  • According to myth, George Washington cut down his father’s cherry tree with a hatchet that was gifted to him. When his father angrily asked him if he did it he bravely responded, “I cannot tell a lie…I did cut it with my hatchet.” Instead of becoming more angry, his father was glad that he had not lied to him. This myth is one of the most famous about George Washington and has served to demonstrate his high moral character. It has been shared for over 200 years. Click here to read more about the myth and George Washington.