Ingredients

  • Pastry shopping list
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar shopping list
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch shopping list
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt shopping list
  • 2 16-ounce cans sour cherries shopping list
  • 1 cup dried cherries shopping list
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract shopping list
  • 4 to 5 drops of red food coloring (optional) shopping list
  • 1. Prepare pastry. shopping list
  • 2. Prepare filling: in 3-quart saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and salt. Drain liquid from canned cherries into the saucepan; set cherries aside. Stir cherry liquid into sugar mixture until no lumps remain. Heat mixture to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently; continue cooking 1 minute until mixture is clear. Stir in reserved cherries, the dried cherries, almond extract, and food coloring, if desired; set aside. shopping list
  • 3. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Between 2 sheets of floured waxed paper, roll out one ball of pastry into an 11-inch round. Remove top sheet of paper and invert pastry into 9-inch pie plate, letting excess extend over edge. Remove remaining sheet of waxed paper. Spoon cherry filling into pastry-lined plate. shopping list
  • 4. Between sheets of floured waxed paper, roll out remaining pastry to a 9-1/2- by 7-1/2-inch rectangle. Remove top sheet of paper from pastry. With fluted pastry wheel or knife, trim long edges to make them even, then cut rectangle lengthwise into fourteen 1/2-inch wide strips. shopping list
  • 5. To make lattice crust, place 1 strip in center of pie and another at right angle to first strip. Place 2 strips, one on each side of first strip, about 1/4-inch apart. Place 2 more strips, one on each side of second strip. Continue in this fashion, 2 strips at a time, moving toward edge of pie, until all strips have been used. Trim off all strips extending more than 1 inch past rim of pie plate. Lift edge of bottom crust over ends of strips. Pinch together and flute edge. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar onto pastry strips. Place pie on rimmed baking sheet. shopping list
  • 6. Bake pie 35 to 40 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and the filling bubbles. Cool pie on wire rack 15 to 20 minutes before cutting. shopping list

How to make it

  • 1. Prepare pastry.
  • 2. Prepare filling: in 3-quart saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch, and salt. Drain liquid from canned cherries into the saucepan; set cherries aside. Stir cherry liquid into sugar mixture until no lumps remain. Heat mixture to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently; continue cooking 1 minute until mixture is clear. Stir in reserved cherries, the dried cherries, almond extract, and food coloring, if desired; set aside.
  • 3. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Between 2 sheets of floured waxed paper, roll out one ball of pastry into an 11-inch round. Remove top sheet of paper and invert pastry into 9-inch pie plate, letting excess extend over edge. Remove remaining sheet of waxed paper. Spoon cherry filling into pastry-lined plate.
  • 4. Between sheets of floured waxed paper, roll out remaining pastry to a 9-1/2- by 7-1/2-inch rectangle. Remove top sheet of paper from pastry. With fluted pastry wheel or knife, trim long edges to make them even, then cut rectangle lengthwise into fourteen 1/2-inch wide strips.
  • 5. To make lattice crust, place 1 strip in center of pie and another at right angle to first strip. Place 2 strips, one on each side of first strip, about 1/4-inch apart. Place 2 more strips, one on each side of second strip. Continue in this fashion, 2 strips at a time, moving toward edge of pie, until all strips have been used. Trim off all strips extending more than 1 inch past rim of pie plate. Lift edge of bottom crust over ends of strips. Pinch together and flute edge. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar onto pastry strips. Place pie on rimmed baking sheet.
  • 6. Bake pie 35 to 40 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and the filling bubbles. Cool pie on wire rack 15 to 20 minutes before cutting.

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  • marysue_bradley 6 years ago
    Pies are one of my favorite foods!
    Can't wait to try this! You have made me
    very happy.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    oh my, perfect for Valentines day! My favorite too. Yummy high 5 for U!
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    " It was excellent "
    brooksta ate it and said...
    oooh, yummy!
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  • clewing 7 years ago
    This sounds great! I'm be trying it soon!
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  • zena824 7 years ago
    Hubby loves cherry pie... I bet he would really like this..
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