Best Cherry Pie

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 14
    cups sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2
    (14 1/2 ounce) cans pitted tart cherries, drained and reserving 1/2 cup juice
  • 14
    teaspoon red food coloring
  • 14
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 2
    teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1
    pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Drain cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice.
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  • Combine cherry juice, food coloring, almond extract and lemon juice.
  • Add to dry ingredients, mixing well.
  • Add cherries and mix well again.
  • Add butter and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Pour cherry mixture into pie crust and finish top with lattice work pie crust.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes.
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