Classic cherry pie is well...classic. Nothing beats good rich old fashioned cherries wrapped in a flaky crust. Learn how to make a classic cherry pie recipe that will knock your socks off and even make grandma say "That's so good!"
What You Need
214 1/2 ounce cans pitted tart cherries, drained and reserving 1/2 cup juice
1/4teaspoonred food coloring
1pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Drain your cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice on the side in a bowl. You will use this later.
Combine white sugar, cornstarch and salt in one bowl and mix well. These are your dry ingredients.
Combine the extra cherry juice, red food coloring, almond extract and lemon juice together. Mix. Now add this to your dry ingredient bowl.
Add cherries and mix again.
Add softened butter and let stand for 15 minutes.
Pour your cherry mixture into pie crust and finish top with lattice work pie crust. Be careful not to overfill.