Pacific Northwest Bing Cherry PieFrom borius 7 years ago
- 9" double pie crust. See my homemade piecrust from scratch recipe. shopping list
- 4 cups bing cherries, pitted shopping list
- 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice shopping list
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice shopping list
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch shopping list
- 1 to 11/2 cups sugar (depending on the sweetness of the fruit and your taste) shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon shopping list
- Pinch of salt shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract shopping list
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest shopping list
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces shopping list
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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The Rating7 people
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!!!!!!!gingerlea in Tampa loved it
Coming from Michigan... I love cherries.. we made jelly, jam and froze for pies... I love the sour ones to eat fresh!linebb956 in La Feria loved it
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 ...morefizzle3nat in Waterville loved it
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