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Cherry Almond Pie

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

8 servings

I grew up in northern Michigan, where three generations of my family have been cherry producers. This traditional cherry pie makes a mouthwatering dessert that always gets rave reviews.—Ramona Pleva, Lincoln Park, New Jersey

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pitted canned or frozen tart red cherries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring, optional
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)

Directions

  1. Drain cherries, reserving 2/3 cup juice in a saucepan; discard remaining juice. To the juice, add the cherries, sugar, butter and salt. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cherry mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; stir in the almond extract and food coloring if desired. Cool.
  2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; add filling. Make a lattice crust. Trim, seal and flute edges. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 436 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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