It that time of the year when fresh Cherries are in season. Fresh Cherry Pie is so good and very easy to make.
*2 crust pie recipe or refrigerator pie crust
*4 1/2 cups sour cherries (or sweet cherries), pitted
*1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
*5 tablespoons cornstarch
*1/4 teaspoon almond extract
*1 teaspoon granulated sugar or cinnamon sugar
~In a small bowl, mix 4 1/2 cups sugar & corn starch.
~Put cherries into a medium saucepan and cook covered over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes (to cook down cherries some).
~Remove from heat.
~Mix sugar mixture into cherries.
~Add almond extract.
~Return to stove, and cook over low heat until mixture is thicken (pie filling thick). Stir often.
~Remove from heat and let cool.
~Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
~Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to fit a 9" pie pan.
~Place bottom crust in pie plate.
~Roll out top crust and set aside.
~Pour into pie plate.
~Cover with top crust.
~Seal the edges & cut slits into the top crust.
~Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar/cinnamon sugar over crust.
~Place aluminum foil around edges of crust.
~Bake for 40 minutes.
~Remove aluminum foil from crust edges.
~Bake for another 10 minutes.
~Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting.