Pie Therapy

Recipes and ruminations on pie.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Making a Sour Cherry Pie

Sour cherries have such a short life at the market. We wanted to try them out in a pie. My daughter and I bought a couple of pints of sour cherries. They are so pretty, bright red, glossy. The taste though raw is just awful.

We pitted them all together and then the next night made the pie.
  • Pastry for 2 crust pie
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/8 t of salt
  • 3 drops of almond extract
  • 4 c of pitted sour cherries
  • 2 T butter
Combine sugar, flour and salt. Ad almond extract to cherries and toss with sugar flour mixture. Turn into pie crust. Adjust lattice tops; flute edges. Bake at 425 for 40 minutes.

This pie was divine. Likely the best pie I have ever eaten.


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