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Grandpa’s Favorite Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

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Have you ever tried a homemade cherry pie? If you've never tried a homemade cherry pie filling in a yummy homemade pie crust recipe you are missing out! Cherry pies made from scratch have more cherries, flakier crust, and taste better. Don't believe me? THen you've got to try our best cherry pie! You can use fresh, in season berries or  a cherry pie with frozen cherries for a truly delicious dessert that will leave you asking for a second helping!

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Homemade Cherry Pie

This¬†easy cherry pie is quick to whip up and will leave your whole house smelling amazing as it cooks! All you need is our¬†easy pie crust¬†to make a flaky¬†homemade pie crust to hold your red berries! You can make a¬†homemade cherry pie recipe with fresh or frozen berries – either way your pie will be delicious. Don’t miss our secret ingredient for the perfect pie that tastes way better than store bought!

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Homemade cherry pie filling

To make your quick and easy cherry pie filling all you need are a couple ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup sugar, I like the extra fine type
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespon lemon juice
  • 4c fresh pitted, halved cherries or frozen that are thawed and extraliquid removed (the way I typically make it)
  • 1 teas almond extract (my secret ingredient)
  • 1 TAB butter, cut into squares – or use 1 teaspoon imitation butter flavor

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Homemade pie crust recipe

You can quickly and easily whip up a delcious, flaky pie crust! It is so simple! All you need are a couple common pantry items:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¬ĺ teas salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening (I use blue crisco)
  • 7-8 TAB ice-cold water

Homemade Pie Crust

To make the pie crust, in a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry knife cut in shortening until you get a fine pea mixture. Now add in about 7-8 Tablespoons of ice-cold water until mixture holds together in a bowl. Do not over mix or it won’t be as flaky! If you need more water add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until it will hold together.

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Divide the pie dough into half. WIth 1/2 of the dough roll out on a lightly floured surface until larger than your pie pan. Lighly fold in half and half again to transfer into a pie pan. Unfold.

Cherry Pie with Frozen Cherries

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Remember the less handling, the more flaky of a crust! Combine filling ingredients, stir, and pour in pie crust.

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Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

Heat oven to 425 F. Then in a large bowl mix sugar, flour, lemon juice, almond extract and cherries; turn into pastry lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Now roll out the second ball to make a cricle for the top, Gently fold over and lift onto the top of the cherry pie filling. Unfold.

pinch edges and use fork to make pretty

Pinch the edges of the top and buttom pie crust to seal. Now use fork to make pretty.

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Making cherry pie filling

Cut slits in the center to let the steam escape.

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Cherry pie from scratch

Bake 15 miutes at 425 F. Now put a cookie sheet on the rack above the pie to prevent the crust from over-browning and continue to bake an additional 35 minutes.

Homemade pie crust recipe

Now turn off the oven, but don’t open the door. Let the pie continue to stay in the warm oven another hour or so to allow the extra liquide to evaporate.

Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

Easy cherry pie

Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

If you make your pie in the summer you can use fresh cherries, but I never seem to time mine right. Perhaps it is because I am usually making my pie when Grandpa comes to visit; cherry pie is his favorite! So I typically make cherry pie with frozen cherries.

Cherry Pie with Frozen Cherries

If you make your pie in the summer you can use fresh cherries, but I never seem to time mine right. Perhaps it is because I am usually making my pie when Grandpa comes to visit; cherry pie is his favorite! So I typically make cherry pie with frozen cherries.

This is such a delicious, flavorful pie that is just sweet enough without being too sweet. The almond extract really adds a little sometime special to your pie!

Fresh cherry pie

This is such a delicious, flavorful pie that is just sweet enough without being too sweet. The almond extract really adds a little sometime special to your pie!

Whether you make this for company, grandparents, or just a delicious dessert for your family - it is sure to be a hit!

Best cherry pie

Whether you make this for company, grandparents, or just a delicious dessert for your family – it is sure to be a hit!

BEST homemade cherry pie recipe with a fresh or forzen berry filling in a flaky pie crust you made from scratch! YUMMY!

You will love how thick and succulent this pie filling is!

Have you ever tried a homemade cherry pie? If you've never tried a homemade cherry pie filling in a yummy homemade pie crust recipe you are missing out! Cherry pies made from scratch have more cherries, flakier crust, and taste better. Don't believe me? THen you've got to try our best cherry pie! You can use fresh, in season berries or  a cherry pie with frozen cherries for a truly delicious dessert that will leave you asking for a second helping!

BEST homemade cherry pie recipe with a fresh or forzen berry filling in a flaky pie crust you made from scratch! YUMMY!

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Have you ever tried a homemade cherry pie? If you've never tried a homemade cherry pie filling in a yummy homemade pie crust recipe you are missing out! Cherry pies made from scratch have more cherries, flakier crust, and taste better. Don't believe me? THen you've got to try our best cherry pie! You can use fresh, in season berries or  a cherry pie with frozen cherries for a truly delicious dessert that will leave you asking for a second helping! Are you looking for a super easy fall dessert that tastes amazing? This is a pumpkin dessert recipes easy and oh-so-yummy! Simply dump in the canned pumpkin with the rest of the recipe for the best fall dessert recipes! Seriously, this quick pumpkin dessert is our go-to recipe for autumn; it is our family favorite! Nothing say summer like lemonade, and this lemonade cake is such a light cheery summer dessert recipe that everyone will love. This quick-and-easy lemonade cake recipe is layers tall for the perfect proportions of cake icing. You can easily make it a blackberry, strawberry, or raspberry lemonade cake by topping with raspberries at the end or popping several in with the cakes for not only a pretty color pop, but to enhance the flavor too. I know this lemon cake wil be a hit with family and friends alike! What do you do with extra pie crust? My grandma taught me to make pie crust pinwheels! These homemade pie crust, butter, cinnamon, and sugar treats are so yummy I've been known to whip up a batch of our best pie crust just to eat these pinwheel cookies! You've got to try this leftover pie crust recipes!

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If you make your pie in the summer you can use fresh cherries, but I never seem to time mine right. Perhaps it is because I am usually making my pie when Grandpa comes to visit; cherry pie is his favorite! So I typically make cherry pie with frozen cherries.
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Homemade Cherry Pie

Have you ever tried a homemade cherry pie? If you've never tried a homemade cherry pie filling in a yummy homemade pie crust recipe you are missing out! Cherry pies made from scratch have more cherries, flakier crust, and taste better. Don't believe me? THen you've got to try our best cherry pie! You can use fresh, in season berries or  a cherry pie with frozen cherries for a truly delicious dessert that will leave you asking for a second helping!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert, pie
Keyword: cherry, pie
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

Flaky Crust

  • 2 cups all pupose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening I used the blue crisco
  • 7-8 tablespoons ice-cold water

Cherry Pie

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups cherries, pitted fresh or frozen that are thawed with extra liquid removed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • To make the pie crust, in a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry knife cut in shortening until you get a fine pea mixture. Now add in about 7-8 Tablespoons of ice-cold water until mixture holds together in a bowl. Do not over mix or it won't be as flaky! If you need more water add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until it will hold together.
  • Divide the pie dough into half. WIth 1/2 of the dough roll out on a lightly floured surface until larger than your pie pan. Lighly fold in half and half again to transfer into a pie pan. Unfold.
    Remember the less handling, the more flaky of a crust!
  • To make filling, in a medium bowl put 4 cups of pitted cherries. Add in sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and almond extract. Toss to combine and pour into pie lined pan. Top with thin slices of butter.
  • Roll out remaining pie dough ball int o a flat sheet the size of your pie pan. Use cookie cutters to press 1-3 spots, but leave the dough there, it just creates a nice design and allows the steam to escape. Again, fold in half, and half again to move to the top of the cherry filling and unfold. Pinch the endge of the crust topping to the top of the pie crust sides so the juice wont escape. If you didn't cut out any of the top, make sure to cut slits to let the steam escape.
  • Bake 15 miutes at 425 F. Now put a cookie sheet on the rack above the pie to prevent the crust from over-browning and continue to bake an additional 35 minutes. Now turn off the oven, but don't open the door. Let the pie continue to stay in the warm oven another hour or so to allow the extra liquide to evaporate.
  • Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

7 Comments

  • Hi Beth,

    I didn’t expect to see a cherry pie recipe on your pages. Thank you! I make pies all the time, but your recipe was interesting. I never left my pies in the oven after making them, so I might try that. Also, I tend to use canned pie filling as it’s fast, although I’ve done fresh fruit as well and it’s delicious. Thanks for all your wonderful educational materials- and for the recipe!

  • 5 stars
    I’ve always been nervous to try to make my own pie… but decided to give it a go since I love your other stuff. It turned out so yummy. I still need to work on making my crust as pretty as yours, but y family was so happy.

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