My favorite pie in the world is cherry pie. I love that perfectly tart and sweet cherry filling, the crunch of sugar on the lattice crust... Cherry pie is the best!
Cherry Pie Filling Recipe:
- 5 cups of sour cherries, fresh, canned, or frozen. If canned, drain the cherries.
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 4 Tablespoons instant tapioca
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all cherry pie filling ingredients and let sit for at least 15 minutes. I typically prepare the filling, then make my pie crust.
Make a two-crust batch of pie crust. Or buy it. I don't care. Focus your energy on the filling for great pies! But I have to recommend my favorite Vodka Pie Crust recipe if you want to make it yourself.
Fill the pie crust with the cherry pie filling.
I love a classic lattice top for a cherry pie so those pretty red cherries can peek out.
Making a lattice top is quite simple, really: just cut strips of the pie crust and weave, over under over under, until the top of the pie is covered.
Brush the pie crust with a little water, and sprinkle with sugar crystals. I like to use bigger sugar crystals used in cake decorating, because it gives a nice sparkle and crunch to the pie crust.
Don't throw away the extra pie crust! Make cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies. Yum.
Bake the pie for about 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Let it cool, and enjoy a slice of pure bliss!
Free, Printable, One Page Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe:
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