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County Fair Cherry Pie

This cherry pie is so easy! I'm a teacher and a Navy wife, so simplicity and quickness are both mealtime musts at our house. —Claudia Youmans, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 4 cups pitted tart cherries
  • Dough for double-crust pie
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in cherries. Let stand 30 minutes.
  • Cook and stir cherry mixture over medium heat until mixture boils and starts to thicken.
  • Pour into jars or freezer containers, leaving 1/2-in. headspace. Cool. Cover with lids; refrigerate or freeze. Yield: 3 cups filling for one pie.
  • To make pie: Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Add thawed filling. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 40-45 minutes. Cover edges during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, roll remaining dough to 1/8-in.-thick circle; cut stars using floured star-shaped cutters. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 7-11 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • To serve, dust stars with confectioners' sugar; place over pie. Lightly dust edges of pie with confectioners' sugar.
Editor's Note
Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 511 calories, 23g fat (15g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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