Sour Cherry Pie + A recipe



 

Last year we planted ourselves a Sour Cherry tree in our backyard and this summer, we were not disappointed! These gorgeous, bright red globes of summer soaked up the warmth and the sun until the first of August, and then we picked them and made a delicious pie (or two). 

The Sour Cherry pie was so good that I thought you might like the recipe too!

Please note: This recipe will work for both sour and sweet cherries, but you will need to adjust the lemon juice quantity.

 

SOUR CHERRY PIE

STEP 1 – CRUST INGREDIENTS

  • You can make your own crust or you can buy a pre-made 2-pack of deep dish frozen pie crusts from the grocery store.

STEP 2 – FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 5 cups of pitted sour cherries or dark sweet cherries (about 2 pounds whole unpitted cherries)

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (if using sour cherries) or 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (if using dark sweet cherries)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 tablespoon (about) milk

STEP 3 – INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Position rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 425°F. Whisk 1 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium bowl to blend. Stir in cherries, lemon juice, and vanilla; set aside.

  2. Roll out dough or place frozen pie crust in a 9-inch glass pie dish. Trim.

  3. Transfer filling to dough-lined dish, mounding slightly in the centre. Dot with butter.

  4. Roll out another dough ball or cut a thawed pie crust into strips. Arrange dough strips on top of the filling, forming a lattice. Trim.

  5. Fold bottom crust up over ends of strips and crimp edges to seal. Brush lattice crust (not edges) with milk. Sprinkle lattice with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.

  6. Place the sour cherry pie on a rimmed baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F and bake pie until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown.

  7. Transfer pie to a rack and cool completely.

  8. Cut into wedges and serve with vanilla ice cream. ENJOY!

 



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Samantha Nickerson

Samantha is the Founder of Urbancasual.ca and is also the Lead Content Creator. She is a community inspired individual who is always looking for better ways to serve and connect the community, whether it be through the sharing of stories or organizing local events.

Samantha also designs websites & is a digital marketer.

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