Cherry Pie

I love cherry pie! It is easy to make and well worth it! You can use a pie dough cutter …my favorite one for cherry has hearts on it. It works perfectly for this pie! I also make a lattice crust for my pies….that is the perfect way if you don’t have dough cutters. You can use canned sour cherries, frozen sour cherries or a good cherry pie filling. There are one or 2 that I like and make a fantastic pie. They are also the most affordable in these trying times. Give it a try!

  • 5 cups of cherries
  • 1 to 1/2 cups sugar ( if you like a sweeter pie, use the 1 1/2 cups, you can also substitute some brown sugar for some of your sugar)
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract ( this is optional, but it makes a world of difference)

Now you need to make your crust. ( you can use pre-made crusts if you prefer)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening ( I use Crisco…I love it )
  • 1/4 cup cold water to make the dough come together ( this is something you will learn as you gain experience. You add alittle at a time till you get the right consistency, you may need a bit more…or a bit less… you do not want your crust too dry or too wet )

Now you need to cut your shortening into your flour , salt and sugar till it becomes like peas. Now add your water and combine till it is to the right consistency. ( try not to over work your dough as it will make a tough crust)

divide your dough so you have 2 portions, one for the bottom crust and one for the top crust. ( I use

Now stir all your filling ingredients together. If the cherries are extra juicy, add 2 more tablespoons of corn starch. Now is time to fill your pie shell!

For this pie I am making a lattice top crust.

Now brush the top lightly with cream then sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 365 for about 45 minutes or till bubbly. I place mine one a baking sheet with parchment to catch the drips

When baked, let it cool completely to set the filling. Now you are ready to cut a slice and enjoy!!

Published by mothergoose53

I am a master pastry chef, a culinary chef, a mom, grandma, daughter, sister and auntie ! I love sharing my knowledge of food with everyone ! I got started by baking and cooking with my mom. I am one of 6 kids.. #3 !! There was always a big group to cook for, lots of kiddos , 2 parents and sometimes friends . That's where it all began . I hope you enjoy my blog ! Welcome to my world of food !!

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