No-Lie Cherry Pie

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We know it’s just a myth that George Washington confessed to chopping down a cherry tree. But the story inspired our delicious No-Lie Cherry Pie recipe!

This pie has a wonderful tart-sweet taste which comes from avoiding pre-made supermarket pie filling (often gelatinous) and using canned sour red cherries, preferably canned in water.  (Of course, if it’s cherry-picking season, you could use fresh tart cherries.)

Not much surpasses a great cherry pie!

Ingredients

Pastry for 2 crusts
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 tablespoons tapioca
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cherry juice (from can)
2 cups canned sour red cherries (drained)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon butter

Instructions

Prepare pastry. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Blend sugar, tapioca, and salt, then add cherry juice and cherries and let stand while you roll out the dough. Line bottom of 9” pie pan with one crust, fill with cherry mixture, sprinkle with cinnamon, then dot with butter. Cover with top crust and seal edges, cutting vents. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 400 degrees F and bake a half hour, until crust is crisp and filling is bubbling. Cool and serve.

Yield: 

Makes 6 to 8 slices.

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Where's the juice?

What do you do with the cherry juice? It's listed in the ingredients but the instructions don't mention what to do with it or when to add it.

cherry pie

Sorry to leave out that important step! We have fixed the recipe above.

could you use fresh or frozen

could you use fresh or frozen cherries instead? I picked lots sour cherries!

You can absolutely

You can absolutely substitute. If using fresh cherries, reduce the amount of sugar and add a little bit of lemon juice.
Enjoy!

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