Recipe by Charlotte J
A Midwest favorite that always gets rave reviews.
Top Review by Caryn Caldwell
Delicious! My first cherry pie ever, and I was nervous about it, but it came out perfectly. I used freshly picked cherries. They were a little tart still, so I added a little extra sugar. I pitted the cherries the evening before then put them in a covered bowl in the fridge overnight. They were slightly brown the next day but otherwise fine. The juice boiled over when I baked the pie, so it helps to have it on a foil-lined pan so it doesn't drip onto the bottom of your oven.
- 4 cups frozen unsweetened tart red cherries
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
- 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
- pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine cherries, granulated sugar, tapioca and almond extract in a large mixing bowl, mix well. (It is not necessary to thaw cherries before using.).
- Let cherry mixture stand 15 minutes.
- Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry, fill with cherry mixture.
- Dot with butter.
- Adjust top crust, cutting slits for steam to escape.
- Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven 50 to 55 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
- Note: 2 (16-ounce) cans unsweetened tart cherries, well drained, can be substituted for frozen tart cherries.