Cherry Pie

This is a simple cherry pie that can be made in two ways. You can either mix the filling ingredients together and bake in an unbaked pie shell or cook the filling on the stove top and pour into a baked pie crust. The second way ensures that you do not have a pie that runs over in the oven and also allows you to add sugar and flour until you get both the texture and taste just right.

By far the hardest thing about making cherry pie is finding sour cherries as they are found mainly in Michigan. If you live in that area or in surrounding states, you can many times find both canned or frozen cherries in the grocery store. For those of us who live nowhere near Michigan, you can order on the web. One such site is The Cherry Shop. On their site you can purchase sour cherries in 16 oz. cans. Three cans of sour cherries will do the trick for this recipe. Remember, when making this pie, only sour cherries will do.

Credits

Lois Schertz

Crust

One double crust 9 inch pie shell

Filling

5 cups sour cherries
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour

Instructions

For a two crust cherry pie, mix together the flour, sugar and a dash of salt. Mix the dry ingredients with the cherries. Pour the filling into an unbaked pie shell. Use either a lattice top or plain top crust. Dot the top of the filling with butter if you are using a plain top crust. Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees. Bake for another 35 to 40 minutes until filling is bubbling and bottom crust is brown on the bottom. For the stove top method, first bake and cool a 9 in. pie crust shell. Combine flour, sugar, and a dash of salt. Add dry mixture to the cherries. Cook the cherry mixture on the stove top over a medium heat. Continuously stir the mixture until is bubbling and has thickened about 5 to eight minutes. Add additional flour or sugar to taste and consistency. Pour into baked pie crust shell.

Cherry Pie Ingredients

These are the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe.

Filling

Cherries
Sugar
Flour
Salt
Butter

Crust

One double crust 9 inch pie shell