No-Lie Cherry Pie

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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


Prepare pastry. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Blend sugar, tapioca, and salt, then add 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.

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Makes 6 to 8 slices.


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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.