Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cherry Pie

I was recently given some cherries by my father-in-law. He has a sour cherry tree in his yard and offered me some so I took him up on the offer. Not only were they free..he pitted them for me! I took this bag of cherries then on my way home I thought, what in the world am I going to do with them? My first thought, of course, was cherry pie!

This recipe is adapted from Allrecipes.com. I had to increase the amount of cornstarch and am not sure exactly how much I ended up using. You may need to add a little more to get your filling to thicken. Just remember it will thicken a little more in the oven as it's baking. I think I ended up thickening it a bit too much becasue it was very thick when I took it out of the oven...it was still super tasty nonetheless!

Cherry Pie

4 C sour cherries, pitted
2 C sugar
4 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp almond or vanilla extract
2 pie crusts

Place cherries, sugar and cornstarch in medium, a non-aluminum pan. Stir and let sit for 10 minutes. Bring to a boil over medium heat; stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer until the juices have thickened and become transluscent- about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and extract of choice. Pour into pie shell and bake in preheated 375 degree oven  45-50 minutes or until cust is golden brown.

1 comment:

Dzoli said...

Have difficulties shaking off someone standing behind me.He is crazy about sourcherries and they do not grow here.We do effort to import them in enormous(4.5 kg) cans that again are imported from Serbia to Australia.Sweet huh;)Great pie:)