The Best Cherry Pie Recipe

The Best Cherry Pie Recipe
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This recipe is full of flavor and juicy, tart cherries. It is the perfect treat for President's Day or any day!

8
Servings
206
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups fresh or frozen tart cherries, pitted
  • 1 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pie crust, enough for top and bottom crust
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place the cherries in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat and cover. After the cherries begin to lose their juice, about 5 minutes, remove from the heat.

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cornstarch. Pour the sugar mixture into the hot cherries and mix well. Add the vanilla extract and mix to combine. Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water; too thin, add a little more cornstarch.

Use your favorite pie dough recipe to preapre your crust. Divide the dough in half and on a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece large enough to fit into an 8 to 9-inch pan. Line the pan with one of the dough pieces, fitting it to the pan, leaving the sides long.

Pour the cooled cherry mixture into the crust. Dot all over with the butter. Place top crust on and pinch together with the bottom crust. Trim and flute the edges. Make a slit in the middle of the crust for steam to escape. Sprinkle with the sugar.

Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
9g
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
38µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
358mg
36%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
14mg
2%
Sodium, Na
237mg
16%
Water
94g
3%

Cherry Pie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cherry Pie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.