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Raspberry Cherry Pie

No one can resist a slice (or two!) of this tart "cherry-berry" pie. Growing up, my sister and I requested this pie for our birthdays instead of cake. Now it's a favorite of my own family. -Mari Anne Warren Milton, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned tart cherries
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • PASTRY:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • For filling, in a bowl, combine sugar and tapioca. Add the raspberries, cherries and lemon juice; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder; cut in shortening until crumbly. Combine the egg, water and vinegar. Gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  • Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion to fit a 9-in. pie plate; trim pastry even with edge.
  • Spoon filling into pastry. Dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Place pastry in plate; trim even with edge. Make decorative cutouts; place on top of pie.
  • Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 602 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 492mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • Bonnie.Mae
    Nov 24, 2011

    Best pie crust recipe! My whole family loved this pie. I am going to make it again, but this time I am going to use frozen cherries instead of canned. Can't say enough good things about this one.

  • 1mrschris
    Oct 17, 2011

    My husband says this is the best pie he has ever tasted. I thought the crust was superb.

  • vewebber58
    Oct 16, 2011

    The filling for this pie was delicious, so for that I'm rating it a "5". I didn't care for the crust, though....it made too much pastry, so the pastry was rolled too thick. I've made crusts before that had an egg and vinegar in them and they were very flaky and good, but this one wasn't. I'll make it again, but use my own tried and true pastry recipe, using only two cups of flour, and milk for the liquid, that is thinner and much flakier. Also, I think I'd cut down on the sugar a bit. I also used a whole can of cherries, which may be more than one cup. At any rate...great filling, and the pie is delicious served warm with a little vanilla ice cream!

  • kknepper
    Jul 8, 2010

    Maybe a bit too sweet could cut down on the sugar a bit but otherwise very easy to throw together, I used a ready made pie crust for less fuss

  • issalyn
    Jan 1, 2010

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  • brensmom
    Aug 18, 2009

    I made the pie and it was delicious. Hubby even raved about it. I ws not sue weather to drain the cherries or not, so I did drain them and it came out really well. This is a keeper.Brensmom

  • Kimberlie769
    Aug 13, 2009

    This looks delicious. My 12 yr old son recently made his first apple pie with a lattice top.On this recipe can I use butter flavored shortening?

  • mleicht
    Feb 13, 2007

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  • beamd
    Oct 10, 2005

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