Red Cherry Pie

Recipe by Bliss
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    (16 ounce) cans pitted tart cherries
  • 34
    cup sugar
  • 14
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5
    tablespoons cornstarch
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon butter
  • 12
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 5
    drops red food coloring
  • 2
    9-inch deep dish pie crusts (homemade or frozen)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Drain Cherries, reserving 1 cup juice; set cherries aside.
  • Combine 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a medium saucepan; stir mixture to remove lumps.
  • Stir cherry juice into sugar mixture.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened.
  • Remove from heat; stir in cherries, 1/2 cup sugar, butter, and almond extract.
  • Stir in food coloring, if desired.
  • Line a 9" pieplate with half of pastry.
  • Pour cherry mixture into the pastry shell.
  • Cover with top crust.
  • Trim edges of pastry; seal and crimp edges.
  • Cut slits in top of crust for steam to escape.
  • Bake at 425° for 45-55 minutes or until golden.
  • Yield: one 9" pie.
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