Cherry pie
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Cherry pie

Sour cherries are only in season a short time. This is the best way to celebrate their arrival for independence day!

jcroskey42

Ingredients

6 servings
  1. 1 recipe 2 shell pie crust. (see my flaky pie crust recipe)
  2. 6-7 cups fresh picked and pitted sour cherries. (you can use frozen. use about 2.5 lbs)
  3. 1 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  6. 2 Tbsp butter for dotting
  7. 2 Tbsp milk (to brush on crust)
  8. 1 Tbsp sugar (to sprinkle on milk.)

Steps

40 mins
  1. Preheat oven to 325

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  2. In a mixing bowl combine cherries, vanilla, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix well. Let stand 5-10 minutes.

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  3. Roll out first crust and line pie plate with it.

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  4. Pour cherry mixture into pie plate

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  5. Roll out top crust. I like to cut strips and make a lattice top.

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  6. Dot pie with butter and place top crust on pie

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  7. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar

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  8. Place pie in oven on the middle rack and bake 35- 40 minutes, until crust is brown and pie is bubbly

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  9. Allow pie to sit at least one hour before cutting to allow sauce to thicken.

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