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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

My husband's favorite pie happens to be a good old-fashioned cherry pie and this recipe was given to us by his grandmother. You can top it with a full crust or do a lattice crust...whatever you prefer.

Grandma's Delicious Old-Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

4 cups frozen unsweetened tart cherries
1 cup dried tart cherries
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca
1/2 tsp. almond extract
Pastry crust for a double-crust 9" diameter pie
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tbsp. butter, softened

In a large mixing bowl combine together the frozen cherries, dried cherries, granulated sugar, tapioca and almond extract until well blended together. Let this mixture stand for 20 minutes.

Line a 9" round glass or metal pie plate with one pastry crust and spoon the cherry filling into the crust, spreading it out to make it even. Sprinkle the ground nutmeg on top and dot with softened butter. Cover with a top crust (or a lattice crust). (make slits in crust if using a full crust so that the steam can escape).

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes or until done. You can cover the edges of your crust if it starts getting too brown with some foil. Remove from oven and let it cool down to room temperature before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.