How to Make a Simple Homemade Cherry Pie
Cherry pie with vanilla ice cream is a perfect way to end dinner. You don't have to be a professional baker to make a delicious cherry pie with this recipe.
of fresh pitted cherries or you can use frozen cherries
of lemon juice
of corn starch
of almond extract
Pit the cherries and place them in a bowl.
Add other ingredients and mix.
Place in the refrigerator until it's time to add it to the pie. It will give the cherry mixture time to rest and make your pie delicious.
Now for the pie crust.
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or you can use one you buy from the store. Either way, let's assemble the pie.
Roll one of the dough discs out and place it in the bottom of the pie pan. Gently press the dough into the sides and remove any air bubbles.
Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Remember when I said you need to keep things cold?
Roll out the second disc of dough and cut even strips to use for the lattice.
To make the lattice you'll need to weave the strips over-and-under themselves like a piece of lattice fencing. It may sound hard but it's not.
Lay some vertical strips across the top of the cherry pie leaving equal space between each strip.
Fold every other strip back on itself with the bend near the middle.
Next, place a strip horizontally across the middle of the pie on the strips you didn't bend.
Fold the bent strips back across the pie to create the look of the lattice.
Repeat laying the dough 'over-and-under' until you cover the pie with the strips to form the lattice crust.
See it's not hard! Tuck the top pieces under the bottom and crimp the edges to seal it.
Brush the top of the pie with an egg wash:
An egg wash is just one egg beaten with one tablespoon of water. Brush it over the top of the cherry pie.
Sprinkle the top with sugar.
Place it in the fridge for about an hour before you bake it.
Then, bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350° and bake an additional 30-40 minutes. The pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.
Remove the cherry pie from the oven and cool on the counter.
Then, place the pie in the fridge to chill for about 4 hours before you serve. To serve it warm, microwave it for a few seconds and top with vanilla ice cream. The perfect ending to dinner.