Ok so as promised here is my Mom's Cherry Pie. This is my all time favorite pie! I have never been much of a cake eater, so every year for my birthday I ask for cherry pie instead of a b-day cake.
So without any further ado, let’s get started.
The Cherry Pie Line-Up: Cherries*, Flour, Sugar, Almond Flavoring, and Pie Dough.
*You can use fresh, frozen, or canned...but not the canned pie filling cherries.
Alright, first place 1 quart (4 cups) of cherries into a mixing bowl.
Also ya might want to pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees.
Now add 2 cups of sugar to the cherries.
I am using tart cherries so if you are using sweet cherries you won't need as much sugar probably only a cup. Also if you use the cherries like the ones I canned and there was already sugar in the syrup you also might only put one cup of sugar.
Now give it a quick stir.
Next add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of flour, depending on how thick you want it to be. I like it thicker and use 3/4 cup.
Now stir it all together.
Now throw in a cap full almond flavoring or for those of you who have to have the exact measurement then 1/2 teaspoon.
Now let it sit while you get the pie curst ready.
Now dump it all in the pie crust.
Now place your top crust on top. I usually wet my fingers and run them around the edges to get the top and bottom to stick together.
To make a fluted edge, go around the edge and pinch them together.
Take a sharp knife and cut the excess crust off the edge of the pie.
Take that same knife and put some slits in the top of the pie so it can breathe while it cooks.
Take some sugar and sprinkle it on top of the pie.
Now place it in the oven and cook it for 45 minutes to an hour or until it starts to bubble out of the top of the pie.
Ya see all that ooey-gooey stuff come out of the top, it is wonderfully delicious!!
Once it's done take it out and let it cool for a bit.
Slice it up and serve it...
...with ice cream like Caleb likes it, or...
...if you have a mom who does things like this then...
...you might want to try it my way with some whipped topping on it.
You won't be sorry. It's yummy, yummy!
I hope ya'll enjoy this as much as I do.
Cherry Pie Filling
1 - quart Tart Cherries (4 cups)
1 to 2 - cups Sugar
1/2 to 3/4 - cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Almond Flavoring
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix all four ingredients together in a large mixing. Pour into pie crust. Place top crust on. Cook for 45 minutes to an hour, or until filling starts to bubble out the top.