Pie – Cherry – Lattice top

Pie – Cherry – Lattice top                                                                             TWC

 

8”            9”            (Inside at top)

1 can      2 cans    14 ½ oz ea. Tart red cherries (water pack)

2/3 c      1 ¼ c      Sugar

3 Tbsp   6 Tbsp   Corn Starch

½ Tbsp  1 Tbsp   Butter

2 drops 4 drops Almond extract

1              2              Pie pastry circles

Drain cherries – reserving ½ / 1 cup juice

In saucepan, combine ½ of sugar, corn starch, & dash of salt

Stir in reserved juice

Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly

Cook and stir one minute more

Remove from heat and stir in remaining sugar, cherries, butter, & almond extract

Let stand while preparing pastry

Line pan with pastry

Fill with cherry mix

Add lattice top

Cover edges with foil

Bake at 360 for 25 min. on cookie sheet (to catch any drips) then remove foil

Bake another 15-20 / 20-25 min. until golden brown

Cool well before serving (otherwise filling will be runny)

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