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Double Cherry Pie Recipe
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Double Cherry Pie Recipe

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The combination of tart canned cherries and dried cherries make this so yummy. This is the best cherry pie I have ever raised on a fork to my lips! —Jerri Gradert, Lincoln, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) pitted tart cherries, undrained
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1 cup juice. Set cherries aside. In a small saucepan, combine dried cherries and reserved juice. Bring to a boil; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tart cherries, dried cherries and extract. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and nutmeg. Add to cherry mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Divide dough in half so that one portion is slightly larger than the other. Roll out larger portion to fit a 9-in. pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edges. Pour filling into crust. Dot with butter.
  4. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edges with foil during the last 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Double Cherry Pie in Grill It Bookazine 2013 2013

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