The Best Cherry Pie You've Ever Had in Your Life

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cherry pieI saw some luscious-looking cherries at the supermarket the other day, and only one thing came to mind: Cherry pie. Normally, I'm not much of a "pie" person, but something just came over me, and I had to have cherry pie! So, I made it! And it was delicious. And fun to make. And, good god, did my house smell amazing.

Here is a recipe for what very well may be The Best Cherry Pie of Your Life. Try it. You won't be sorry. And if you have a better recipe, please share with the class -- this one's hard to beat!

Fresh Cherry Pie adapted from Taste of Home

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup cherry juice blend
  • 4 cups fresh tart cherries, pitted or frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For pastry:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons cold water

Instructions:

1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; gradually stir in cherry juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add the cherries, cinnamon, nutmeg and extract; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add cold water, tossing with a fork until a ball forms. Divide pastry in half so that one ball is slightly larger than the other.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out larger ball to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate; trim even with edge of plate. Add filling. Roll out remaining pastry; make a lattice crust. Trim, seal and flute edges.

4.Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375; bake 45-50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

 

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bills... billsfan1104

This is how my grandmother makes her cherry pies.  except she uses two different cherries.   The secret is the almond extract.

kelti... kelticmom

For the best pie crust, use a little white vinegar. It makes the pastry flakey and gives it a little flavor.

kelti... kelticmom

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/french-pastry-pie-crust/ This is the best pie crust recipe for sweet pies. The secret is the vinegar and sugar.

cagelovr cagelovr

sounds yummy. Gonna have to try this. Thanks.

Likaboo Likaboo

Sounds yummy and so simple! And I've found an awesome list recently 23 best french pastries and now whant to learn how to make Oper cake! 

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