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Hi Mar, try this, it's so delish REC: Double Cherry Pie
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Posted to Thread #29728 at 11:23 am on Jul 4, 2017
This made the best cherry pie ever! Here are my notes (with mistral's from when she made it) from the last time I made it:
Mistral originally posted this on Gail's. I follow her notes at the end, and use Trader Joe's Morello Cherries, and their dried Montmorency cherries. I skip the food coloring, and add a bit of cinnamon to the filling.
Double Cherry Pie
1/2 c. plus 1 tsp. sugar, divided
3 T. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cans (16 oz. each) tart cherries
1 c. dried cherries
1/2 tsp. almond extract
4-5 drops red food coloring, opt.
pastry for 2-crust pie
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine 1/2 c. sugar, cornstarch and salt. Drain liquid from the canned cherries into the pan; set cherries aside. Stir cherry liquid into sugar until no lumps remain. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring frequently; continue cooking 1 minute or until mixture is thickened and slightly translucent. Remove from heat, stir
in reserved cherries, dried cherries, almond extract and food coloring, if desired.
Spoon filling into pastry-line pie pan. Top with second crust, flute or crimp edges. Cut several slits in top to vent pie. (Can also
make a lattice crust, if desired.)
Sprinkle remaining sugar over top of pie. Place pie on top rack in oven and place a baking sheet or piece of foil on lower rack to catch any drips.
Bake 35-45 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and filling bubbles. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack 15-20 minutes before cutting. Makes 10 servings.
From the Cherry Marketing Institute.
I doubled the recipe below and made two cherry pies) with 2 Jars (24-1/2 oz) of Morello Cherries (from Germany) and two cups of dried, sweetened Montmorency cherries; both items were purchased at Trader Joes.
Sugar changes: (This is not enough, especially if you are using cherries canned in water!--try 3/4 cup to 1 cup sugar. I used 1-3/4 cup for two pies)
OH-MY-GOODNESS! What a GREAT pie!
Link: Double Cherry Pie
Other messages in this thread:
- 29728. What do I do with 5.5 oz of organic dried tart cherries that are SO TART they - MarilynFL - 9:35am on 07/04/17 (6)
- Hi Mar, try this, it's so delish REC: Double Cherry Pie [LINK] - LisainLA - 11:23am on 07/04/17
- Soak them in a cherry liquo [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 11:25am on 07/04/17
- Let's try that again. Soak them in a cherry liqueur and use them for baking. [NT] - Michael in Phoenix - 11:26am on 07/04/17
- Save them for winter and make a cherry sauce for venison or duck--or beef. [NT] - Charley - 11:28am on 07/04/17
- Lots of great ideas. Thanks! [NT] - MarilynFL - 8:16am on 07/05/17
- I just made sour jelly; ran out of cherries... I wanted to make Meryl's posted rec: Cherry / Pilaf [LINK] - barb_b - 4:15pm on 07/13/17