Lattice-Topped Triple Cherry Pie

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 1 pie




  • 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.