No-Lie Cherry Pie

Recipe for No-Lie Cherry Pie


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 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.


Makes 6 to 8 slices.

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Sugar for cherry pie

I use what is called sanding sugar. It is a large grain sugar. Brush tpo crust with beaten egg white (for a shiny finish) or a little cream (for a satin finish), then sprinkle the sugar over the top. Works on any two crust pie.

No Lie Cherry Pie Recipe

I believe I see you added sugar to the top of the crust? With variations of sugar granules available which do you use and when do you add it to the top crust for baking?

Why so high of heat 475 .?

Why so high of heat 475 .? Then 400 for 30 minutes won't the crust burn

It is very common to start

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It is very common to start fruit pies at a high temperature and then lower. It prevents the fruit from stewing in its own juices and turning the crust soggy.

Can you tell me what the

Can you tell me what the calorie count is on a slice of this pie? It looks as though there is less calories in this versus a store-bought pie.

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.

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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.