Monday, September 4, 2017

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie
I love Cherry Pie and I only bake it once or twice a year which is a darn shame because it is one of my favorite pies. I need to bake it more often. To celebrate Labor Day (yay, a day off but more importantly it's a holiday to honor the labor movement), instead of covering the pie with just crust, I cut the dough using a star cutter and made a bunch of stars. I used my new cherry pitter for the first time today and it worked great. See recipe and directions below. This Cherry Pie filling is from the blog, Sally's Baking Addiction (link below).

Cherry Pie close-up

Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust or your favorite Pie Crust recipe

Cherry Pie Filling:
4 1/2 cups Fresh Cherries, pitted and halved

2/3 cup Granulated Sugar

1/4 cup Cornstarch

1 tablespoon Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract

Egg Wash:
1 Large Egg, beaten

1 tablespoon Milk

To top crust:
1 tablespoon Turbinado Sugar

Cherry Pie just out of the oven, smells delish!

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Take one half of your packaged or homemade pie crust and place in pie pan.

With the remaining pie crust, cut stars with cutter. Place stars on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and put in freezer for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and extracts with a spatula; set aside.

To make the egg wash, beat egg with fork, add the milk and combine; set aside.

My nifty cherry pitter

Using a spatula add the cherry pie filling into the crust.

Place chilled stars over the cherry pie filling using as many as you like. I spread them out a bit.

With a pastry brush add egg wash over the crust and finish by sprinkling with turbinado sugar.

Place pie on a baking sheet.

Cherries I used from Hood River Cherry Company from Hood River, OR

Bake for 20 minutes.

Cover the edges of the crust with a pie shield or with strips of aluminum foil so the crust does not burn, and reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees.

Bake for another 30-35 minutes.

For the Homemade Cherry Pie recipe, please visit:


-Sophia/Two Frys

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