Sunday, May 24, 2015

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?


This has been on my list of pies to bake for eons!  
I have always wanted to bake a cherry pie from scratch and finally did.

Hubby gave it a double thumbs up!

Cherry Crumb Pie

adapted from Alan's Kitchen

Makes 1 pie
Prep Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 40 min


  •    1/2  recipe Sweet Pastry
  • Filling
    • 2-1/2  cups sour cherries
    •    1/2  cup granulated sugar
    •    1/2  cup light brown sugar
    •       2  Tablespoons flour
    •       2  Tablespoons butter
    •    1/2  cup water or cherry juice
  • Crumbs
    •     3/4  cup flour
    •     3/4  cup sugar
    •     1/4  teaspoon salt
    •     1/4  cup butter
    •     1/2  teaspoon nutmeg or cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350° F.
  1. USE half of recipe for Sweet Pastry, roll out bottom crust, and line 9-inch pie dish.  Dredge with a little flour and sugar and dot with butter.  In a saucepan, add and mix flour, sugar, and water or cherry juice to a smooth paste. 
  2. COOK over low heat until mixture thickens.   Add balance of butter and cook a minute longer.  Remove from heat, mix with cherries, cool, then pour into pie shell.
  3. FOR crumbs, mix flour, sugar, and salt, blend with butter, add nutmeg or cinnamon (or substitute vanilla or lemon juice) and when mixture breaks into crumbs sprinkle thickly over cherries.  Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Sweet Dough


  •    1  cup sifted flour
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 1/4  cup butter and lard, mixed (1/8 cup butter & 1/8 cup lard)
  •    1  egg


1Mix ingredients into dough, form into ball, and chill.  Roll out lightly on floured board.  Line pie dish with pastry and chill again. 
2For pies with strips on top, reserve 1/3 of the dough and add to it:
1  teaspoon baking powder
2  Tablespoons milk
3Mix again and roll out.  Cut in strips and place on top of pie, all in one direction.  These strips may not be crossed because they puff up. Use for fruit and berry pies.

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