How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F
  • Place the cherries in a large bowl. Mix orange and lemon juices with the cornstarch, then combine with sugar, cinnamon and salt. Toss with the cherries. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Add the almond extract and the orange zest; toss well.
  • Line a 9-inch pie plate with one crust and prick all over with a fork.
  • Spoon the cherry filling evenly into the crust and dot all over with butter.
  • Cover with a top crust and moisten the crusts where they meet with water, then turn the top crust under the bottom and flute the edge.
  • Cut a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  • Optionally decorate the top crust by rolling out dough scraps and cutting/forming into cherries, hearts, puppies, bowling balls, lunar landers, genitalia, or whatever shapes tickles your fancy.
  • Bake pie in center of the oven for 10 minutes at 450°F. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake another 45 to 55 minutes, or until the crust is nicely golden.
  • Let cool on a rack before serving warm or at room temperature.

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    " It was excellent "
    MiddleofNowhere ate it and said...
    This is the best pie ever!!! Have made many times and am repeatedly asked for the recipe--even by veteran cooks! No more sour cherry pie at this house!
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    " It was excellent "
    ButlerCook ate it and said...
    I made this for guests this weekend at the Currituck Sound in NC. They went on and on about how good it was. My pie turned out rather more juicy than I'd have liked, but the taste was awesome.
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    " It was excellent "
    fizzle3nat ate it and said...
    Living in Washington state, about 10 miles from the Columbia River and 30 miles from Wenatchee, where orchards abound, I am lucky to have easy access to fresh cherries and other seasonal fruits. I totally agree that fresh, fresh, fresh, and quality ingredients make the best dishes! This pie looks awesome and I love the flavors. Saved, High 5, and I added to the Pac NW Cooks group. - Natalie
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    " It was excellent "
    linebb956 ate it and said...
    Coming from Michigan... I love cherries.. we made jelly, jam and froze for pies... I love the sour ones to eat fresh!
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  • coffeebean53 12 years ago
    We would visit my grandmother in Idaho and we got to pick the cherries for the cherry pie she would make. Definitely bookmarked this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    gingerlea ate it and said...
    I remember when I was a kid and used to climb a cherry tree in Iowa and eat the heck outa what ever kind they were. Cost a fortune down here!!!!!!!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 12 years ago
    My grandmother used to make pies and this is my favorite too. I can still taste it. I am tarded when it comes to baking hon-can't do it.
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