Cherry Pie

Who doesn't like cherry pie?  Good homemade ones are the best.  This is The Blog Tech's favorite pie.
 I used canned tart Oregon cherries with their juice.

 For the thickener, just swirl some cherry liquid with 4 tablespoons of corn starch. Add it with 1/2 C. of sugar to the cherries and bring it to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until it begins to thicken. Add 1 tsp. of almond extract. Cool it completely before filling your pie.

 After years of never changing my crust, I am now only using this recipe : 

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I painted the cherries by tinting egg yolk with food coloring.  Then I sprinkle vanilla sugar over the top.


I always bake my pies on a cookie sheet covered with foil to catch any dripping juice.  This bakes at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes.

The egg yolk paint becomes very shiny and looks like stained glass.  Let the pie cool completely before slicing.

Comments

Sunnybrook Farm said…
Yummm! I can make a cobbler but haven't had much luck with pies. It doesn't look too hard.
Patty Woodland said…
The hubby loves cherry pie - I didn't make one this year. Hmmmm. I'll have my peach pie up shortly
Guillaume said…
I love a good cherry pie.
Jan (JFM) said…
So pretty to look at and yummy, too I'd bet!

Jaz, you work your magic everywhere! In your home, your garden and the lovely, tasty looking meals that you create for your family and your shelter family. You are a true inspiration for me...thank you~

Jan
I love cherries but have never had cherry pie! I don't have a cherry tree of my own and the ones in the forest are already eaten by birds and the fox.

It's impossible to find canned ones here and I don't think they've started to sell any kind of cherry yet in the stores.

But I must make a cherry pie when I find cherries in the store, strangely enough I don't think lots of Swedes like cherries that much. Strange very strange!

Have a great day!
Christer.
Joy said…
Such a pretty pie! There's tons of Polish cherries on the market right now. As soon as our guest leaves, I'll have time!
Nellie said…
We have a grandson who would be running to have a piece of that pie!
Laurie said…
we don't have local cherries, its too cold here probably, no peaches either,
your pie is beautiful, lucky Blog Tech!
Carole said…
Jaz, fantastic... please bring it on over and add it to the cherry collection as well...
Here in Provence the cherries are more or less finished now - your pie looks delicious and beautiful!
TARYTERRE said…
Cherry pie is my favorite. Love how you put the cherries on top.
Barb said…
What a delightful and very pretty pie!
You use the same cherries I have always used and the same recipe. I will check on your pie dough though. Curious about that. I LOVE those little cherries on the top..they are just beautiful. I must try that..(and tell daughter of course!)
Julia said…
oh I love how you "painted the cherries"...looks delicious!
Michelle said…
How cute is that pie?!
luckybunny said…
OK well aside from looking so delicious and me wanting a piece of pie so badly now (thanks a lot!) that is the cutest pie ever!!!