Ground Cherry Pie II

Ground Cherry Pie II


"Ground cherries, also known as husk tomatoes, produce tiny tomato-like fruits in papery husks on low, lanky bushes. This is an old Mennonite recipe with a crumb topping."


55 m servings 214 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 214 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 127 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Wash ground cherries and place in unbaked pie shell. Mix brown sugar and 1 tablespoon flour and sprinkle over cherries. Sprinkle water over top. Mix together 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut butter in until crumbly. Top cherry mixture with crumbs.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and continue to bake for 25 minutes.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I bought these ground cherries in Mennonite country in Pennsylvania, while visiting my son. I was told they make a great pie, but I had no recipe. Luckily, thru "all recipes", I found this rec...

I purchased ground cherries at the near by Mennonite produce auction. I found this recipe and it was great.I used 4 cups of ground cherries for a larger pie. I did increase the flour in the p...

I sure was happy to find a recipe for these neat little fruit. My neighbour gave me some plants and now i have tons but did not know what to do with them!! This pie was very good and i will plan...

You should just add about the amount of sugar you like to this recipe. And it turns out great. You can make it as sweet as you want. It is delicious and I was eating a piece of it at work the...

this recipe was outstanding! Taste was out of this world. Makes you crave those wonderful different tasting berries. I chopped the berries in the food processor before I put them in the pie she...

Very Good. I have been needing a recipe to utilize the yield of my ground cherries. I cut the sugar back, made a pie crust with a criss-cross top, and added some lemon juice to give it some ex...

I was so glad to find this recipe. I have been looking for it for some time. This is a great tasting pie and is a real treat!!!!

This was fantastic! Really interesting taste and easy to do (especially by cheating with a store-bought crust). This recipe is a keeper! There are only two difficulties: ground cherries are only...

A little too sweet for me, eating raw ground cherries as is was much more satisfying.