Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins
Still planning for Thanksgiving with the fam, I found this recipe on epicurious, and wanted to try it. I love (love LOVE) cherry pie, and this one is great! This has a very distinct flavor! You can find Morello cherries at Trader Joes, or at some online shops.
- 1 (24 ounce) jarmorello dark cherries in light syrup
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup dried tart cherry (about 3 ounces)
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
- 1 whole nutmeg, cracked in half with mallet
- 1 whole star anise
- 1 lb fresh bing cherry, pitted
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 pie crusts
- whipping cream (for glaze)
- Strain syrup from Morello cherries into measuring cup.
- Combine drained Morello cherries, 1/4 cup of strained Morello syrup, and cornstarch in medium bowl; stir to blend.
- Combine remaining strained Morello syrup, dried cherries, cinnamon, nutmeg, and star anise in heavy large saucepan.
- Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until cherries are plump, about 10 minutes.
- Uncover, increase heat to medium, and simmer until mixture bubbles thickly and is reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes longer.
- Discard cinnamon stick, nutmeg, and star anise.
- Add Bing cherries and sugar and stir over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves; increase heat to medium and simmer until fresh cherries are tender when pierced with sharp knife, about 5 minutes.
- Add Morello cherry mixture and stir over medium heat until mixture bubbles and thickens, about 3 minutes.
- Transfer pie filling to medium bowl and cool completely. Let stand at room temperature.
- Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 400°F
- Roll out 1 pie crust on floured surface to 12-inch round.
- Transfer to 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish.
- Trim dough overhang to 1 inch.
- Spoon cooled filling into crust.
- Roll out second pie crust on lightly floured surface to 13x10-inch rectangle. Cut dough rectangle lengthwise into 3/4-inch-wide strips.
- Arrange 5 dough strips across cherry filling in 1 direction and 5 strips in opposite direction, forming lattice and spacing evenly, weaving if desired.
- Brush bottom crust edge lightly with cream and press dough strips to crust to seal. Trim any overhang from dough strips.
- Turn dough edge of bottom crust up over dough strips, pinching gently to seal. Crimp edges decoratively.
- Brush edges and lattice lightly with whipping cream.
- Place pie on rimmed baking sheet and bake until crust is golden brown and filling bubbles thickly, about 50 minutes. Transfer pie to rack and cool to lukewarm, about 2 hours.