Sweet Cherry Pie
Classic sweet cherry pie is the perfect way to celebrate the summer season.
- 1 double pie crust recipe
- 3 lbs cherries , pitted and halved (6 cups, 1.3 kg)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
- 1/4 cup cornstarch (28 grams)
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 large egg + 1 teaspoon water , for egg wash
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
On a floured surface, roll one disk of pie dough out into a rough 13 inch circle. Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish and trim overhang to 1 inch.
In a large bowl toss together the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, lemon juice and almond extract. Dump into the prepared bottom crust.
Roll the second disk of dough out into a rough 10 inch circle. If desired, cut into 1-inch strips and lay in a lattice pattern on top of the pie. Alternately, transfer the circle of dough to the top of the pie and trim overhang to 1 inch. Pinch to seal the two crusts together and fold under into the pie crust. Crimp edges as desired. If not using lattice, cut 1-inch slits in the dough for vents for steam.
Place on a sheet pan and bake until crust is golden and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour. Cover with foil if crust browns too quickly. Let cool completely to room temperature, which should take a few hours. Serve at room temperature or reheat to serve warm, if desired. Store leftovers in the fridge.
Calories: 201kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 64mg, Potassium: 271mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 92IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 1mg