Cherry Pie from Scratch
Creating a perfect Cherry Pie from Scratch is not just a culinary endeavor; it’s an art of combining the rich sweetness of ripe cherries with the delicate flakiness of a homemade pie crust. Every bite is a symphony of flavors and textures, a nostalgia-inducing treat that transports you to Grandma’s kitchen.
- 4 cups fresh, pitted cherries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 prepared pie crusts
- 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
- Pit the cherries and place them in a large bowl.
- In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in the cherry juice until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and boils.
- Remove from heat and stir in almond extract and lemon juice. Fold in the cherries until well coated. Let the mixture cool.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Line a pie pan with one of the prepared pie crusts.
- Pour the cherry filling into the crust. Dot the filling with butter.
- Cover the pie with the second pie crust. Trim and seal the edges, then make small slits on the top crust to allow steam to escape.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
- Let the pie cool before serving.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 delicious cherry pie
Indulge in the taste of summer with this delightful Cherry Pie from Scratch. A luscious cherry filling encased in a golden, flaky crust makes this homemade pie a timeless classic.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320; Total Fat: 12g; Carbohydrates: 52g; Protein: 3g;
Concluding this Cherry Pie from Scratch journey is like savoring the last bite of the pie itself – bittersweet. The process of creating this pie is more than mixing ingredients; it’s a journey through cherished memories and the simple pleasure of creating something with your own hands. As you cut into the pie and take that first, warm bite, remember that every dish we make tells a story. And with this Cherry Pie from Scratch, the story is one of love, tradition, and the joy of sharing a slice with those who mean the most.