Fresh Cherry Pie

Cassie *


My daughter is on cloud 9 today...Her favorite pie is cherry, so when she brought me home some cherries, I figured I better get her a pie Aunt shared this recipe with me years ago and I finally got around to making my own...I changed things to my liking and it turned out beautiful! I think the crust makes a big different as well...I will add the link to the pie crust I always use, in the comments section of this recipe...


Photos are mine

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6 - 8
10 Min
50 Min


4 1/2 - 5 c
cherries, your choice - pitted and sliced in half
3/4 - 1 c
sugar, depending how sweet your cherries are
1/8 tsp
each - vanilla extract & almond extract
1/4 c
minute tapioca
1 Tbsp
lemon juice or more if cherries are really sweet
1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp
crust for a double crusted pie - not deep dish pie


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1Preheat oven to 400 degree F.

Prepare crust and chill until ready to use.

Pit your cherries.

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2In a bowl, toss the cherries with the lemon juice, tapioca, almond extract and vanilla; set aside for 30 minutes to give the cherries time to make some juice.

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3Roll out your first crust for pie, place in pie plate.

Pour in the cherry mixture and spread out evenly. Dot cherries with butter.

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4Roll out the top pie crust a little larger than the bottom crust. Place top crust over cherries, fold top dough edges under bottom dough. Flute edges.

I make an egg wash with one egg and a little water, and with a pastry brush, brush the crust and sprinkle with sugar...totally optional. Cut some slits in the top of crust.

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5Cover edges of crust with 2 to 3 strips of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.

Bake for 50 - 55 minutes or until golden and juice begins bubbling through the slits in the crust. I then sprinkle with more sugar. ( Optional) I like how it looks with the sugar...Lol!

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6Cool completely.

Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #delicious, #cherry, #pie