Sunday, August 9, 2015

Desta's Fresh Baked Cherry Pie Recipe

2 frozen pie shells (you can make fresh but these taste great and cut down on time)
4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
4 cups pitted cherries
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons cold butter

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) & take out frozen pie shells from freezer. Take one out of pie pan and place upside down on a cutting board and let deflate until flattened.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries and vanilla. Let stand 15 minutes. With a slotted spoon, spoon out mixture into bottom pie shell and dot with cold butter. 
3. With a sharp knife cut your top deflated pie crust into 1" strips, start with the middle/longest strip in the centre over your cherry filled base and work your way out, use 1/2 of the top for one direction of your pie crust and use the remaining 1/2 for the other direction weaving in and out like a basket or you can always simply place strips over top of each other still looks/works great! Trip your edges with a knife if needed.
4. Place your pie on a foiled cookie sheet in case it bubbles over and drips
5. Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven until, golden brown. Let cool for a couple of hours to allow the filling to set.
6. ENJOY! xo

1 comment:

  1. I will leave a comment...looks like a killer pie ..but as seems in my life I have to put real french vanila ice cream on every sweet that passes in front of my eyes..its no reflection on your recipe...I just love ice cream...hey D...lets make some ice cream..yes???