Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Cherry Pie Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup ice cold water
1 pinch salt
I put it all in the freezer for a half an hour and work with cold. that is the key to the flakey crust

2 pounds sour cherries, pitted
1 1/8 cups sugar
3 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter

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.
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.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until crust is golden brown


Donna said...

Yum, cherry pie! I love cherry pie, but I must admit, I use the refrigerated pie crusts.

Have a great day, Julie!

farmerjulie said...

i started doing that ..just took too long and makes quite the mess

Linda Crispell said...

I'm printing this!

Linda Crispell said...

By the way your slide show is gorgeous. You have so beautifully photographed my two favorite flowers, peonies and ranunculas. Seriously, do a book!

fourlittleloves said...

Can't wait to try this!!!!

Deb said...

Hi Julie
Looking forward to catching up on missed post here starting with copying down your delicious looking recipe :-)

Linda Crispell said...

Hey Julie-I blogged about you.

RowanDevoe said...

Fabulous! This sounds dreamy! Come to my blog and pick up an award!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Thanks for your nice comments on my blog....I am sure your home is amazing!! With all your talent and love for gardening how could it not be! Post some pics of your house we would love to see it.

Karin :)

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