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Cherry Pie

User Rating 4 Star Rating (1 Review)


Bing Cherries


Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Topped with a lattice crust, Cherry Pies are one of my all-time favorites.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • Pastry for 2-crust pie
  • 1 egg
  • water
  • 4 cups fresh pitted sour cherries
  • OR 2 -1 pound cans tart cherries, drained, with 1/3 cup juice reserved
  • 2-3/4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut in little cubes


Combine egg and 1 tablespoon water to make egg glaze. In 9-inch glass pie pan, place 1 piece of pastry. Brush with egg glaze. Keep pie crust in refrigerator while making filling.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine fruit, tapioca, salt, sugar and extract. (If using canned cherries add reserved fruit juice. Stir and let mixture stand for 5 minutes.

Spoon mixture in prepared crust. Dot with butter cubes. Use egg glaze to moisten rim of pie. Roll-out top crust to 1/8-inch thick. You may either cut crust into 1/2-inch strips or put pastry on as is. Just be sure to cut vents into the top. Make sure pastries are pinched together. Either brush top crust with egg glaze or milk. If using milk, sprinkle top with sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes and then use foil around the crust edges to protect from burning. Bake for 20 more minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Serve plain or with whipped cream.

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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Excellent Cherry Pie - easy to make, Member Bobbi544

I made this pie with the following changes: I used 3 14.5 oz cans of tart cherries and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. I use the Crisco pie crust recipe, and thought the refrigeration of the dough was a great idea. That helps prevent gluten formation and keeps it flakier. The pie was pretty full with the extra cherries, so I fluted it high. It turned out very pretty with the egg wash. I also put a pizza stone on the rack below the pie to help keep oven temps even. Good idea to watch for the cherries on sale.

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