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Cherry Pie

cherry pie Dessert
Cherry Pie
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Looking for a fruit dessert? Then check out this delicious pie with cherry filling - a cool treat! MORE+ LESS-

August 20, 2018

Ingredients

Pastry

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
4
to 6 tablespoons cold water

Filling

1 1/3
cups sugar
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
6
cups sour cherries, pitted
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, mix 2 cups flour and the salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost leaves side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
  • 2
    Gather pastry into a ball. Divide pastry in half; shape into 2 rounds. Wrap flattened rounds of pastry in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable.
  • 3
    Roll pastry on lightly floured surface, using floured rolling pin, into circle 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths and place in pie plate; or roll pastry loosely around rolling pin and transfer to pie plate. Unfold or unroll pastry and ease into plate, pressing firmly against bottom and side and being careful not to stretch pastry, which will cause it to shrink when baked.
  • 4
    In large bowl, mix sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Stir in cherries. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over cherries. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; seal and flute. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.
  • 5
    Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

  • There are two types of cherries—sweet and sour. Sour cherries, also called pie cherries, tart cherries or tart red cherries make wonderful pies. Sweet cherries are great for eating fresh, but not for pies.
  • Substitute 6 cups frozen unsweetened pitted red tart cherries, thawed and drained, or 3 cans (14.5 oz each) pitted red tart cherries, drained, for the fresh cherries.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
300mg
12%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
81g
27%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
49g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • If you’re lucky enough to have fresh, tart cherries, run for the oven because this is a pie you don’t want to miss! Actually, you don’t have to have fresh cherries, frozen or canned will do too. When using frozen cherries, you’ll need 6 cups. Be sure to thaw and drain before using, to avoid a watery pie. When using canned cherries, you’ll need 3 (14.5 oz) cans of pitted, red, tart cherries — remember to drain before using. Traditionally, cherry pie is made with tart cherries, rather than sweet — save your sweet cherries for eating. Part of what makes this recipe so wonderful is the flaky, scratch-made pie crust. If you’re a beginner baker, don’t be intimidated. Betty will walk you through the whole process, from rolling it out to making a lattice crust, in this handy tutorial on how to make pie crust. Whether you’re making a pie for the Fourth of July or just because, you can’t go wrong with this time-tested recipe. And this recipe is only the beginning pie fiends! You can find all the pie recipes your heart desires among Betty’s nearly endless supply of pie and tart recipes.

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