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Cherry Pie IV

Cherry Pie IV

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 30 m
Beth Campbell

Beth Campbell

This is the 1999 American Pie Council's National Pie Championship first place winner in the Fruit and Berry Category.

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  • Calories:
  • 532 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 27.7 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 69g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in the shortening until pea sized. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough in half and shape into balls. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Roll one ball out to fit a 9 inch pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie plate. Roll out top crust and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.) In a saucepan, combine cherries, sugar and cornstarch. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the juices thicken and become translucent. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and almond extract. Mix thoroughly and pour into pie shell. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
  4. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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LORR4824
137

LORR4824

7/22/2005

I tried this recipe twice. The first time through, I followed the recipe to a "T" and the pie was perfect! The second time through, I used all the same amounts and did everything the same, EXCEPT I didn't cook the cherries and sugar and cornstarch. I mixed them all together in a bowl and let them macerate for a few minutes, then placed them in the crust and baked. The cherries held together better this way and the juices still made a nice gel to hold it all together. I'd suggeset cooking the pie a little longer, though, if you do it this way, because you aren't starting with a hot filling.

kp1028
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kp1028

12/11/2007

5-Star filling. I used my own crust and 2 one pound bags of frozen, tart, red cherries (Let thaw before cooking or you'll be stirring for an hour!. I also added an extra 1/2 tbls. of cornstarch as the frozen berries were giving off a ton of liquid. I was told by four different people to open a bakery after they tasted this pie!!

Carrie Magill
40

Carrie Magill

7/10/2006

I'm not a fan of cherry pie myself, but even I enjoyed this recipe. I used frozen "dark sweet" cherries and the "Pie Crust" recipe from this site. My only problem was that I couldn't get the cherry mixture to come to a boil. Finally, after about 25 minutes of trying, it started to really thicken up so I went ahead and finished the recipe without it ever actually boiling. This didn't seem to affect anything though, and everyone who tried it liked it.

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