Cherry Pie

Background and History

Cherry Pie, a quintessential American dessert, has been cherished for generations. With roots tracing back to early European settlers who incorporated cherries into their pies, it became an iconic American treat. Popularized further by the song “American Pie,” this delightful dessert symbolizes the sweetness of tradition and the joy of indulgence.

Ingredients

Pie Crust

2 (store-bought or homemade).

Cherries

4 cups, pitted.

Granulated Sugar

1 cup.

Cornstarch

1/4 cup.

Almond Extract

1/2 teaspoon.

Lemon Juice

1 tablespoon.

Butter

1 tablespoon, for dotting.

Egg

1, beaten (for egg wash).

Powdered Sugar

For dusting (optional).

Serves

8

Time

Preparation Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

45-50 minutes

Total Time

Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes

Instructions

Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Prepare Cherry Filling

In a bowl, combine pitted cherries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, almond extract, and lemon juice. Toss until cherries are evenly coated.

Roll Out Pie Crusts

Roll out one pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish.

Pour the cherry filling into the crust.

Top with Second Crust

Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the cherry filling.

Trim excess crust and crimp the edges to seal the pie.

Ventilation

Cut slits or create a decorative pattern in the top crust to allow steam to escape during baking.

Optionally, brush the top crust with beaten egg for a golden finish.

Bake

Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbly.

Cool and Serve

Allow the cherry pie to cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts

(Values may vary based on specific ingredients and variations)

Calories: ~300 per serving

Fat: ~12g

Carbohydrates: ~45g

Fiber: ~3g

Sugars: ~25g

Notes

Consider mixing different cherry varieties for a complex flavor.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

Ensure the pie crust is well-sealed to prevent leakage during baking.

Allergy Warning

Check pie crust ingredients for potential allergens.

Be cautious of cherry allergies, especially when handling fresh cherries.

Customize the recipe to accommodate specific dietary restrictions or allergies.

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