Monday, March 26, 2012

Best Cherry Pie

"Can she bake a Cherry Pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?"  I remember hearing my Mother singing that little tune when she would be baking this Cherry Pie. I always knew that we would have Cherry Pie that night for dessert when she started singing that little tune. This is a great Cherry Pie recipe that has been in our family since I can remember, and that's a long time, lol.

Best Cherry Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Makes One Pie
 2- 9 inch pie crust
4 cups fresh Tart Cherries pits removed
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 teaspoon allspice
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Milk to brush on crust
sugar to sprinkle on crust
Place the pitted cherries into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, the cherries should lose quite a bit of juice.
Add the sugar and the seasons and mix well.
Add the Vanilla and mix well. If you don't have enough liquid to make a sauce then add 1/2 cup of water.  Bring the Cherry mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, add the cornstarch that has been mixed with 1/4 cup water. If your mixture is not thick enough, add more cornstarch.  Remove from heat and stir well.
Cool mixture to room temperature.
Prepare the pie crust then pour the cooled Cherry Mixture into the pie crust. Place lattice on top of the pie and brush the crust with milk. Sprinkle the top of the crust with sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees  for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes keep checking the pie so the crust does not burn. Depending on your oven, you may have to cover the crust in the last 20 minutes.
The Cherry Mixture

Cherry Pie Ready For The Oven

Let Cool to Room Temperature "If You Can"

This Cherry Pie Is Ready To Serve

Enjoy Your Pie!


I sure am glad that you were able to stop by and have dessert with us today. I think that "Billy Boy" would just love this Cherry Pie! We are always so excited to have you visit us and be sure and come back soon!
Peace and Joy

30 comments:

  1. Not only does that look incredibly DELISH, your pie is a thing of beauty! I love the way you twisted the crust. I will try that. I'd like to invite you to enter my giveaway this week - a great prize package for my wonderful friends and readers!

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  2. Cherry pie has always been my favorite, my great grandmother would make a pie especially for her son, my grand father, it was the flakiest of crusts and perfect cherries that she would have the grand kids pit, love your twisted crust, looks like egg noodles! Perfection!!

    Nettie

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  3. My favorite pie in the world. I can taste it now. Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. Wow! I have no doubt this is amazing-enjoy:@)

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  5. This looks incredible! We love cherries around here, and my husband will surely enjoy a slice of this pie. Now.... praying for no freezing weather tonight for MI so that we have cherries this year!

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  6. Oh my, would I ever LOVE to have a slice of this yummy looking pie! Cherry is one of my very favorites, Miz Helen! xoxo

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  7. Oh yum! That looks so delicious! I am not a baker, but I am trying ;) I am definitely going to give this a try...thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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  8. WOW that Cherry Pie looks delizioso!

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  9. This looks great, Miz Helen! My sweetie loves cherry pie, and would you believe in 52 years of marriage, I have neverr made him one? His birthday is coming up this month, so I will make this one for him! Hugs, Patsy

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  10. My husband and daughter love baking and cherries. I can't wait to share this recipe with them.

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  11. Your pie is gorgeous! I love how you twisted the crust. It looks incredibly delicious! Thanks for sharing this with the Gallery.

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  12. Stopping by from Sweet As Sugar Cookies. This pie looks heavenly! Thanks for sharing it.

    Emily
    thesweetblissbakery.blogspot.com

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  13. Everything you make always looks so amazing! I love the way you twisted the crust, I've never seen that before. I'm going to try that next time I make a pie.

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  14. Now that is a REAL cherry pie, we would love it at our house! Beautiful presentation!

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  15. This looks amazing! My family would go crazy for this...thanks so much for sharing this scrumptious pie at Mix it up Monday :)

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  16. Your pie crust is gorgeous! wow. ;-)

    That looks so yummy, thank you for linking up!

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  17. Miz Helen a real cherry pie. I have never made one and have been thinking about a cherry pie. I pinned it so I have a recipe to follow. Not sure I will be doing any singing, but I am going to make a cherry pie very soon......Oh my when do we get real cheeries in the market, that is when I will be making a cherry pie...thank you very much andi thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com

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  18. I have never made cherry pie from scratch, even though it is one of my favorite desserts. This looks just delicious and easy, I might have to try it!

    Stephanie
    www.chocolatecoveredbuttons.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday. I have never made a pie, especially w real fruit! I love cherry pie.

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  20. What a beautiful looking pie! I love the latticed top you did and how you twisted the dough strips, I've never seen that before! I just love Cherry Pie, wish I could have a big slice right now, I can't wait for summertime when I can get some fresh cherries!

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  21. What a beautiful cherry pie, Miz Helen! I love the twisted lattice crust, and the recipe sounds so delicious with all those lovely spices. Thank you for sharing another delicious treat!

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  22. That pie not only sounds delicious, the lattice works is something of beauty as well! Thank you so much for sharing with Tuesdays at the Table!

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  23. This looks simply devine! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-8.html to share this recipe with my readers.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  24. Thank you for linking with Kids in the Kitchen! I cannot wait to try this delicious recipe!I pinned it :)

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  25. Thanks Miz Helen for coming to the Kids in the Kitchen party and bringing your delicious cherry pie! We are having another party next Tuesday-can't wait to see what you bring! Have a blessed Easter.

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  26. This pie is almost too pretty to eat, love that you use fresh cherries, it looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing on Newlyweds Recipe linky.

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  27. This pie looks just delicious! Beautiful color as well
    My mouth is watering

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  28. Looks beautiful and delcicious! One that our family would love! I can't wait for cherry season :-) Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

    Addicted to Recipes
    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com

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  29. Just letting you know that I am featuring your recipe this week at Addicted to Recipes! Thanks again for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday. Come on over and grab your button!

    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/

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  30. This looks wonderful! My hubby loves Cherry pie and he would love this:) This would be a perfect way for me to use up the Door County cherries I have in my freezer! Have a great day! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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