Homemade Cherry Pie

Homemade Cherry Pie

I have always told David how much I like cherry pie, and every time I mention it he always turned his nose up. You see, Mr. Pie Lover said he didn’t care for cherry pie and he then rattled off a list of pies he loved, but NOT cherry. After 13 years together, I decided I had been deprived of homemade cherry pie long enough. I bought some fresh cherries and I was going to make a cherry pie whether he helped me eat it or not.

I made a homemade cherry pie for the 4th of July. You know what? David helped me eat it up!! He said he never had homemade from scratch cherry pie before either. It was always some kind of canned pie filling from the store and it wasn’t ever good.

Make homemade cherry pie, with tangy cherries that are just sweet enough, with a hint of almond flavor inside a flaky and buttery crust. Happy 4th of July! | TheMountainKitchen.comMake homemade cherry pie, with tangy cherries that are just sweet enough, with a hint of almond flavor inside a flaky and buttery crust. Happy 4th of July! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Tangy cherries that are just sweet enough, with a hint of almond flavor inside a flaky and buttery crust, this All-American dessert will be a hit on your next 4th of July Celebration. If you feel the same way about cherry pie, then maybe you should make one from scratch too.

Make homemade cherry pie, with tangy cherries that are just sweet enough, with a hint of almond flavor inside a flaky and buttery crust. Happy 4th of July! | TheMountainKitchen.com

Make homemade cherry pie, with tangy cherries that are just sweet enough, with a hint of almond flavor inside a flaky and buttery crust. Happy 4th of July! | TheMountainKitchen.com

If you LOVE cherry pie, try this homemade cherry pie. If you DON’T like cherry pie, MAKE this pie. I promise you will be a cherry pie fan after one taste!

Homemade Cherry Pie

Make homemade cherry pie, with tangy cherries that are just sweet enough, with a hint of almond flavor inside a flaky and buttery crust. Happy 4th of July!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cherry Pie
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8
Calories 262kcal

Ingredients

PIE FILLING

  • 6 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

THE CRUST

  • 1 Your favorite pie crust or pie dough recipe for 2 crust pie
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter to dot
  • Egg Wash = 1 egg + 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to sprinkle

Instructions

  • Combine cherries, water, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Bring the ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low. Stirring frequently, cook for about 10 minutes. Remove the filling mixture from the heat and stir in almond extract. Allow the filling to cool before using.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Use your favorite pie dough recipe. Prepare your crust. Divide in half. Roll out each piece large enough to fit into a 10-inch pan. Pour cooled cherry mixture into the crust. Dot with butter. Add top crust.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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