Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

The best sour cherry pie ever. Excellant hot or cold. Serve with creme fraiche or whipping creme. For best results use a 11" or 12" flan pan.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Pastry

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 23 cup butter
  • 18 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Filling

  • 2 lbs raw pitted morello tart red cherries or 2 lbs black cherries
  • 14 cup icing sugar
  • Almond Sponge Topping

  • 14 cup butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup raw almonds (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon flour

Directions

  1. Make pastry.
  2. Chill dough for 1 hour.
  3. Roll out dough to fit an 11" or 12" flan pan.
  4. Prick pie crust all over and sprinkle with 1/4 cup icing sugar.
  5. Place cherries close together in a single layer.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  7. Beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, almond essence, almonds and flour until smooth.
  8. Spread on top of cherries.
  9. Bake 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for 30 minutes more.

Reviews

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Most Helpful

I had trouble with rolling the crust so I pated it down.Hubby thought it was too sweet but I liked it.

NoraMarie February 10, 2007

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