Homemade Cherry Pie – Sweet Summertime Nostalgia!



Homemade Cherry Pie – Sweet Summertime Nostalgia!

Picture this: It’s a warm, sunny day, and the aroma of freshly baked cherry pie wafts through the air, bringing back sweet memories of summertime picnics and family gatherings. There’s nothing quite like a homemade cherry pie to evoke feelings of nostalgia and joy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh, pitted cherries
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 package of refrigerated pie crusts
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (for sprinkling)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, almond extract, and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Roll out one of the pie crusts and place it in a 9-inch pie pan. Trim any excess dough.
  4. Fill the pie crust with the cherry mixture and dot with butter.
  5. Roll out the second pie crust and place it over the cherries. Trim any excess and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  6. Beat the egg and brush it over the top crust. Sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Make several small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  9. Let the pie cool for at least 2 hours before serving to allow the filling to set.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Homemade cherry pie is the perfect way to capture the essence of summer in a dessert. With its flaky crust and sweet-tart filling, it’s a treat that’s sure to bring back cherished memories and create new ones.

Nutrition information: Calories: 280, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 2g

Picture yourself sharing a slice of this homemade cherry pie with loved ones, surrounded by laughter and the warmth of summer. It’s a dessert that embodies the spirit of sweet summertime nostalgia. So, gather your ingredients, follow the simple steps, and savor the taste of summer with every bite of this delightful cherry pie. Make it a tradition, and let the memories begin!

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