Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grammie's Cherry Pie

I am so pastry crust challenged - that I was in awe of my Mom's beautiful pie! And, though I'm not a big fan of cherries - I love that these are homegrown, hand picked and beautifully baked!

Prepare your favorite pie crust for double 9" pie - or use refrigerated pie crust! Line a pie dish with one of the crusts.

Mix together: 3/4 c. sugar, 3 Tbsp. corn starch and 1/2 tsp. salt. Toss with 2 cans (1 lb. each) pitted sour cherries, drained with 1/3 c. juice reserved. Or, use 4 c. fresh picked pitted cherries.

Mix cherries, juice and 1/4 tsp. almond extract. Create lattice on top with remaining crust.

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, reduce oven to 350 and bake 40 more minutes.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

hip-chick said...

Oh yum! I love cherries.

Jennifer Sikora said...

That looks really good! I have always wanted to do the lattice thing on my pies but it seems complicated. Yours looks like it came right out of a magazine!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Nothing says home to me like a warm baked pie welcoming the family home from a long day. Thanks for sharing Monica.

petrii said...

Monica,
I've been wanting a yummee Cherry Pie recipe. I have some in my freezer that were hand-picked and pitted. So I need to use them.

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am not a fan of cherries either...but my goodness...that looks delicious!!! :)

asnipofgoodness said...

yum! and soooo very pretty!

Heather at Hearthside said...

Hooray for pie. Just in time for the 4th of July -- so all-American! Glad you are enjoying time with your family in Colorado.
Best,
Heather

Bevy said...

Awhh, you called your grandmother - grammy, too. (this is how we spelled it).

My grandparents had an fruit tree orchard and a sour cherry tree was definatly one of those wonderful trees. I remember them using a bit ole net to try and keep the birds away.

Nothing like a good ole fresh baked cherry pie. Yours looks so yummy. Pie ala mode???

Mrs. K said...

I am pastry challenged too but I found a very doable way around this by combining ideads found online with a recipe a friend gave me. Make your filling (I use 1 cup sugar and 1/3 cup flour with 2 quarts FROZEN fruit, microwave for about 6-10 minutes stirring every minute until thick, then all you have to worry about is baking the crust and your fruit won't run all over the place).

Then put your pie filling into half pint jars filling about 3/4 of the way (I did some 4 oz jars too for the children). I used refrigerated crust but you can make your own. I used a jar lid and cut out circles of dough then gently pushed them down into the jar. I cut vents and sprinkled a little bit of sugar for sparkle and baked just until the crust was done (10 minutes).

Since I only filled 3/4 of the way (intentionally) I had just enough room on top for a scoop of ice cream. It was delicious.

My mom had a pie baking business so it's a difficult legend to live up to and since she is gone my dad needs his pie :o) So I found an easy way around it. Also, since there is only a top crust you save a lot of calories/fat.

Lynn B said...

What a beautiful pie!! Drool...

Jill said...

I'm not a big fan of cheries either, but my daughter and husband are! That looks delicious! thanks for sharing!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh I love pie with lots of pie crust :) :) :) Those cherries look wonderful. In fact, my friend just gave me a whole bunch of cherries...fresh picked off the tree, earlier today :) ): :) I'm going eat them and be very happy :) Hugs, Heather :)

ScrappinAway said...

Wow, what a great picture and cherry pie is the only kind of pie I like!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love cherry pie!