Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Cherry Pie

Cherry PieA bit of cornstarch thickens the syrup in this sweet fruit pie. The secret ingredient, almond extract, mellows any tartness in the cherries for a smooth and juicy treat.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 (16-ounce) cans tart cherries
1 cup granulated sugar - divided use
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 (9-inch) unbaked double pie crust

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Drain cherries, reserving 3/4 cup of liquid; set cherries aside.
  3. In a saucepan combine reserved cherry juice, 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt. Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add remaining 3/4 cup sugar and cook until glossy.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon juice and almond extract. Gently fold in cherries; allow to cool.
  5. Spoon mixture into unbaked pie crust. Cut remaining pie crust into strips and form a lattice on top of pie. Seal and flute edges; cover edges with aluminum foil. Brush lattice top with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 350°F (175°C). Remove aluminum foil and bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Cherry Marketing Institute.