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Cherry Almond Pie Recipe

Cherry Almond Pie Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 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)


  • 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional 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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lvarner User ID: 35803 264194
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2017

"This is a very good recipe. I like the addition of the almond extract, which is a nice complement to the cherries. It tastes delicious served with vanilla ice cream."

clanne04 User ID: 4104311 1445
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"Great recipe for traditional cherry pie"

cruschick User ID: 6935339 1673
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"This is the exact recipe my Mom always made and also the first pie I made when I got married 51 years ago, its been in our family a very long time~never fails to make for "Happy""

lahomespun User ID: 4819058 1317
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"This came out in the 1996 Collector's Edition and I've used it ever since. It's the best cherry pie recipe!!"

ShepMc User ID: 4427011 799
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"This is a classic cherry pie recipe that is very good. I think the name is confusing it does not contain almonds just almond extract which every cherry pie recipe has."

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