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Sweet Cherry Pie

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world. And you know what I mean.

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world. And you know what I mean.

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world.

Fresh Cherries CherriesMmm, I love cherries. Earlier this summer, I bought a dozen or so pounds of cherries. My plan was to dehydrate some, freeze some and, of course, eat some too. Although I love cherries very much, I never worked with so many cherries in my life. And to be honest with you, the only reason I bought so much this time is because I recently learned about cherry pitter and I got one for myself. It’s one of those simple, yet magical things that make life easier. Kudos to whoever created it.

Dehydrated cherries were delicious, perfect for my morning oatmeal breakfast. It’s fantastic just to snack on too.

Guess what I made with my frozen cherries? You guessed it right, cherry pie, of course. 🙂 This pie is absolutely one of my favorite pies. It was so good that I had to have two slices as soon as I cut into it. I can’t wait to make another one with my remaining cherries.

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world.

Let me show you how I make my cherry pie.  Below is the step-by-step photo tutorial, as per usual.

Cherry Pie

If using sour cherries, do add a little more sugar.

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world.

Heavy cream helps to create this beautiful color on the crust. Give it a try instead of egg wash. Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world. 

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world.

Serve with whipped cream, or better yet with vanilla ice cream.

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world.Enjoy!

Sweet Cherry Pie

Combination of sweet cherry filling with mild hint of almond flavor wrapped in flaky crust is something out of this world. And you know what I mean.

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • pie crust
  • 4 cups pitted sweet cherries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup (100gr) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter, frozen
  • A little bit heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Prepare your favorite pie crust, or as shown here. Divide in half and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least for 1 hour.
  2. Roll out one half into a 10 to 11-inch circle on floured surface. Transfer onto the pie pan. Cut the extra dough hanging over the edges. Put the crust into the fridge.
  3. Place the cherries in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring it to a boil.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add sugar/cornstarch mixture, vanilla extract, almond extract and lemon juice into the boiling cherries. Mix well. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer the cherry mixture stirring constantly until thickened, for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for a few minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  6. Bring out the other half of the pie dough and roll out into 9 to 10 inches circle.
  7. Pour the cherry filling into the prepared pie pan. Dot with butter cubes. Cover the pie with top crust. Cut the extra dough hanging over the edges and decorate the edges to your liking. Make 3 small slits in the middle. Brush some heavy cream over the top crust. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Let it cool completely before serving. Serve with whipped cream, or better yet with vanilla ice cream.

For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.

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10 comments

  1. Loved the pie tips! And the pie itself looks amazing 🙂

  2. Гоё харагдаж байнаа. Болдог бол зурагнаас нь гаргаж авахсан. 🙂 Мундаг бүсгүй юм аа. Бахархаж байна. Амжилт!

  3. Made this last night, it came out just like the picture 🙂

    https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/946721_10101966819230300_1350051246_n.jpg

    (Not spam, promise! Just a link to my FB pic.)

  4. looks like an amazing pie!

  5. Pie looks so yummy. I love crispy pie crust.

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