Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pk For 9-inch two crust pie

  2. 1 1/3 c Sugar

  3. 1/2 c All-purpose flour

  4. 6 c Fresh red tart cherries, Pitted*

  5. 2 tb Margarine or butter

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. *substitute: Frozen, unsweetened pitted Tart cherries, thawed and drained Or 3 cn (16 ounces each) pitted red Tart cherries, drained.

  2. We cannot tell a lie; we love this cherry pie!.

  3. Heat oven to 425 degrees.

  4. Prepare pastry.

  5. Mix sugar and flour in large bowl.

  6. Stir in cherries.

  7. Turn into pastry-lined pie plate.

  8. Dot with margarine.

  9. Cover with top crust that has slits cut in it; seal and flute.

  10. Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.

  11. Remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.

  12. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust.


  14. Did George Washington cut down the cherry tree to make gathering cherries for a pie easier? We'll never know, but in later years George still loved cherries.

  15. His wife, Martha, wrote about how to store summer cherries for Christmas tarts, keeping them fresh in a barrel of hay, stored under a feather bed.


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