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very cherry pie

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 2 Hr 30 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For very cherry pie

  • 6 c
    fresh tart cherries
  • 1 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    tart cherry juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1 pinch
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp

How To Make very cherry pie

  • 1
    Combine flour and salt. Add shortening about a 1/4 cup at a time, and mash with a fork until mixed. Add the cold water as needed so it doesn't stick but holds together. You want the crust to resemble cookie crumbs. Roll into a ball, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for an hr.
  • 2
    Combine cherries, sugar, cherry juice, and butter in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil while stirring so the sugar does not burn.
  • 3
    Once it boils, reduce heat to simmer and leave for 20 min. Remove from heat set aside. Stir in Extract.
  • 4
    Take pie crust out of the fridge and let it sit for 15 min. Divide the dough ball into 2. Gently roll out one ball and place in a prepared pie pan. Cover the edges with foil so they do not burn. Bake at 375 in a preheated oven for 20 min. Remove from oven.
  • 5
    Fill pie crust with cherry filling. Roll out 2nd dough ball. You can do a lattice top or a solid top really whatever you like just cover it with something. Brush with the egg and 1 T of water mixed together. Bake at 375 for 50 min or until set up. We enjoy ours with Vanilla Ice cream but whipped cream is also delicious! Enjoy!