Cherry Pickers Pie

Megan Todd


Did someone say pie?? Don't mind if I do! There are two pies that I absolutely love, and they are made from scratch, with fresh fruit! Apple & cherry! This is my cherry pie, found this one in the vault as well. Again, another one from gammies kitchen.
I have plenty that have been passed down. If you love cherries, you'll enjoy this pie! This one is not meant to be wasted in a "pie in the face" game! Oh it's soo good!

The homemade cherry pie filling can be used in other recipes that call for "canned cherry pie filling."
I use in several, including my banana split dessert. :)

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20 Min


3 Tbsp
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 c
cherry juice
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
4 c
fresh pitted cherries (or fresh frozen cherries, thawed. i freeze cherries when they are in season for future use)


3 c
all purpose flour
1 c
crisco, may use butter flavored
1 Tbsp
crisco, may use butter flavored
1 tsp
1 tsp
7 Tbsp
ice water, add very last


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1Prepare Crust first by adding flour and salt to large bowl, sift together. Add crisco, cut into flour mixture until mixed well. (Mixture will be crumbly)

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2In small bowl, mix together egg & vinegar, add to dough and mix in well. Add ice water one tablespoon at a time., & mix in well with hands, continue to add ice water until dough is smooth & a bit sticky. Break dough into 2 & roll into ball, place in plastic wrap & refridgerate fo 30 minutes.

Roll out one ball of dough with rolling pin on floured surface, about 1/4" thick. Or to your taste, some people prefer a thicker crust. Place In 9 inch pie pan, do not trim extra dough yet.

Leave second ball of dough in refridgerator until done making cherry filling.

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3Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

In a medium saucepan, combine cornstarch and sugar, add cherry juice. Heat to boiling over medium heat.
Then reduce heat to low, and continue to gently boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add butter, lemon juice & cherries. Continue to stir just until cherries begin to break down.
Remove from heat & allow to cool while you prepare the too crust. About 10-15 minutes.

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4Remove second ball of dough from refridgerator and roll out on flour surface, 1/4 inch thick, or preference.
Cut dough into 8-10 1" strips.

After filling has cooled for 15 minutes, pour into pie pan with crust. Arrange strips of dough on top of pie in a weave pattern. Trim excess dough, and pinch together.

Brush eggwash on top of crust & strips, sprinkle granulated sugar over crust.

Place pie on cookie sheet and bake in oven at 375 F for 50-60 minutes, crust will be golden brown.

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack to cool.

Serve with whipped topping &/or side of french vanilla ice cream! A wonderful summer treat! Or holiday dessert!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids