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Classic Cherry Pie Recipe
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
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce cans pitted tart cherries, drained and reserving 1/2 cup juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drain your cherries, reserving 1/2 cup juice on the side in a bowl. You will use this later.
  3. Combine white sugar, cornstarch and salt in one bowl and mix well. These are your dry ingredients.
  4. Combine the extra cherry juice, red food coloring, almond extract and lemon juice together. Mix. Now add this to your dry ingredient bowl.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add cherries and mix again.
  7. Add softened butter and let stand for 15 minutes.
  8. Pour your cherry mixture into pie crust and finish top with lattice work pie crust. Be careful not to overfill.
  9. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes.