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Plain Old Cherry Pie

 

cherry pie

cherry pie

I love cherry pie. When I was a kid, my mom would get fresh, tart pie cherries to make a cherry pie. I have never been able to find fresh ones, but fortunately, my local grocery store carries a canned variety from the Oregon Fruit Company. The following recipe makes a very big, hearty deep dish pie. Don’t worry if you don’t have both corn starch and tapioca; just use 6 T. of one or the other.

Plain Old Cherry Pie

Ingredients:

  • 4 cans (14.5 oz) ~ about 6 cups Oregon Fruit red tart cherries, drained
  • 1 3/4 to 2 cups sugar
  • 1 t. almond extract
  • 3 T. tapioca
  • 3 T. cornstarch
  • 2 T. butter, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 recipe pie pastry to double crust

Cooking Directions:

  1. Roll out the bottom pie crust and place into pie pan.
  2. Mix together cherries, sugar, almond extract, tapioca & cornstarch & place in pie crust, dot with butter.
  3. Roll out top crust & place on top of filling. Crimp edges to form crust and vent with a knife.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Cover crust with foil if it is getting too brown.

 

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