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Handmade Cherry Almond Pie

No recipe image available.A rustic, hand-formed sweet cherry pie with almond-infused pastry, served drizzled with a red wine glaze. Simply delicious!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup sliced almonds - divided use
Pastry for 1 (9-inch) double crust pie
1 large egg, beaten
4 cups pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons red wine

Red Wine Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup red wine

Cooking Directions:

  1. Finely chop 1/4 cup almonds.
  2. Roll dough* into circle approximately 16-inches in diameter and sprinkle chopped almonds over top; roll gently to press nuts in dough. Gently transfer to lightly greased baking sheet lined with parchment paper, if desired. Brush with beaten egg.
  3. Mix cherries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt and wine. Spoon cherry mixture onto dough leaving a 4 inch border. Lift edges of dough up and over fruit, leaving a 5 inch circle of cherries showing in the center. Fold in edges of pastry to form a circle.
  4. Brush pastry with remaining egg mixture; sprinkle with remaining almonds.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) 30 minutes or until pastry browns and filling bubbles. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting. If desired, serve with Red Wine Glaze to drizzle over each serving.
  6. Red Wine Glaze: Combine powdered sugar and red wine, mix well. Makes 3/4 cup.

Makes 8 servings.

*When using packaged, pre-rolled pastry, stack one crust on top of the other and roll to 16 inches.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): 475 Cal., 5.6 g pro. 19.2 g fat. (36% Cal from fat), 70.1 g carb. 23 mg chol., 4.1 g fiber, 315 mg. sodium

Recipe provided courtesy Washington State Fruit Commission.