Who doesn’t love a delicious Homemade Cherry Pie? I know that we love it, but I hardly ever make them. So this year for Thanksgiving I decided to make one. I remember the last time I made cherry pie it didn’t turn out so well. I didn’t make a pretty crust and my filling boiled over the top and spilled all over the inside of my oven, burning. What a mess, right?
This year I wanted to try a lattice top and I am not going to lie, I was so proud of myself. I thought it turned out beautifully.
I don’t know if you remember that time that my dad and kids and I went cherry picking and I shared about canning cherries, but these are the last of them! We had an insane amount of cherries and I have made so many desserts from them, like pies, Cherry Turnovers and Cherry Ice cream.
My filling was simple to make, and it is the best filling
- 5 (ish) cups cherries
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- Combine cherries, water, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch in a medium pan on medium heat.
- Bring mixture to a boil then turn heat to low and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Add in almond extract.
- Pour into pie crust, adding a top crust over filling and pinch edges together.
- Brush an egg wash over the top of crust and sprinkle a small amount of sugar over crust.
- Bake on 350° for about 40 minutes.
If you are using a sweeter cherry, I would definitely cut back the sugar to at least 2/3 cup, otherwise, it is going to be extremely sweet. Since I used pie cherries, they’re a bit more tart and need a little extra sugar. And I’d just use your favorite pie crust recipe. I feel like I have tried so many recipes over the years trying to find the perfect one for me.
When I took my pie out I was giddy with excitement! I thought my Cherry Pie was so pretty and I couldn’t wait to eat it!
After Thanksgiving dinner, I couldn’t wait to dig into my pie. Summer and I both wanted a piece right away and a sliced into it, then took a big bite!
You can imagine my disappointment when I bit into a cherry pit! I was so embarrassed! I then had to tell my entire family to beware if they had a piece of homemade cherry pie that they don’t break a tooth!
And I couldn’t believe that of all the cherries I have used over the last couple of years, of all the treats I have made with them, this pie was full of cherry pits! Everyone that had a piece ended up with a pit! So don’t do what I did and let your kids help with the pitting! (Kidding, stuff happens!)
Despite the mishap, I still thought my Homemade Cherry Pie was pretty and it tasted delicious! What is your favorite way to eat cherries? Pie is becoming a fast favorite for me!
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