This cherry pie is mixed with chopped almonds and goes perfectly with vanilla ice cream.
March 14, Pi(e) Day! A great excuse for pie, don’t you think?
I had been wanting to make cherry pie since the summer. I never did get around to it but I made sure to freeze some cherries so that I could enjoy them later, as jam or in baking. Turns out Q is great at pitting cherries so I put him to work.
Cherries and almonds are always a great combination and I thought the baked cherries with chunky nuts would be great in a pie. I admire those people who make perfect looking pies. Mine are far from perfect, I’d say they are rustic. It’s all in the taste anyway, right?
I make the dough in a food processor. Anything that can make the job done easier. It makes the dough and chops the nuts, so it does double work. For the top of the pie, I was going to make a lattice but I was inspired by of Jo-anna’s beautiful pies from A Pretty Life.
Baked cherries are so delicious. This pie is perfect with some vanilla ice cream.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter, cold
- 1/2 cup water, ice cold
- 5 cups Bing cherries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 3 TB flour
- 1 TB lemon juice
- In a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar and salt.
- Add the cold butter and pulse until the butter is incorporated into the flour.
- Add in the water, by tablespoon, until the dough comes together. You may not need all of the water.
- Divide the dough into two disks, cover and refrigerate.
- Roll out the cold dough to the size of your pie plate. Prick the bottom of the pie dough with a fork and place back in the fridge until the filling is ready.
- For the filling, combine all the ingredients.
- Heat the filling in a pot on the stove until the mixture has thickened.
- Let the filling cool before pouring it into the prepared pie dish.
- Cover the filling with the remaining dough.
- Bake the pie at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, if the edge of the pie is browning, cover with foil.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
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