Majestic Cherry Pie Recipe
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Majestic Cherry Pie Recipe

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Cherries are my favorite fruit so creating this pie featuring them was a hit in my family.—Louise Piper, Garner, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 cups pitted fresh Rainier cherries
  • 1 cup halved pitted fresh Bing cherries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 442 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, flour, tapioca and salt. Add cherries and lemon juice; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Add filling; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Brush with milk and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  3. Bake at 400° for 45-50 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Majestic Cherry Pie in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p210

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