JAPANESE CHERRY PIE

Teresa G.

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@BlueGinghamApron

Spring is near and soon the beautiful Japanese cherry trees will be blooming in our nation's capitol. Thinking about that event brought to mind cherry pie. I created this recipe, inspired by the thought of those beautiful pink blossoms. It's very sweet and, at the same time tart. It travels well and is great for potlucks and family gatherings. It's so delicious!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
unbaked deep dish pie shell
1 1/2 stick
salted butter
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
5 oz
sweetened dried tart cherries, lightly chopped or halved
3/4 c
pecan pieces
3/4 c
sweetened flaked coconut
3 large
eggs, beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Gather and prep ingredients.
2
Place pie shell on a rimmed baking sheet; set aside.
3
Place oven rack in middle position; preheat oven to 300ºF.
4
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
5
Shut burner off and remove from heat.
6
To the butter, add sugar, cherries, pecans and coconut; mix thoroughly.
7
Add beaten eggs; mix very thoroughly.
8
Pour into pie shell and smooth.
9
Bake at 300ºF for 1 hour and 10-15 minutes, turning at halfway point, until pie is very lightly browned over entire top and no longer very jiggly in center.
10
Remove from oven; allow to cool at room temperature for at least 1 hour before refrigerating for at least 1 additional hour to set.
11
Refrigerate leftovers. Travels well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids