Monday, July 13, 2009

Cherry pie

Summer is full of fruit. You all know I love pie, Love pie, and I couldn't resist the cherries that were $1 a pound (!!) at the Italian market. My one regret is that I left the cherries whole, so next time I will halve them. They were a little too big, and each bite of pie was a little crust and a whole cherry, which was fine but not totally what I was looking for.

Oh, and I made this vegan so my dear friend Lizzy could eat some while she's dog-sitting this week, while Alex and I escape to New York to relax at my dad's house for a few days.

It took me quite a while to pit the cherries, but, yum.
Cherry Pie

a double recipe vegan pie crust, or your favorite gluten-free pie crust recipe
3 pounds cherries, washed and pitted (and I would suggest cutting them in half)
4 T cornstarch
3/4 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 c water or juice (like pomegranate)

Preheat the oven to 350. Roll out half the pie crust and line a pie plate with it. Toss the cherries with the cornstarch, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and water or other juice. Let sit for about 10 minutes, while you roll out the top crust for the pie.

Pour the berries into the crust, and weave strips of crust into a lattice. If that's too challenging, or you are feeling lazy, just cover with the top crust and cut a few slits in the top for steam. Place the assembled pie on a cookie sheet (to catch any juice that might overflow), and bake about an hour. If the crust browns too much, cover with foil until the pie is finished cooking.

Serve warm, with ice cream!


  1. looks so good! It must be a pain to pit those cherries. Berry pie is on my to-do list for this Summer but I always end up eating all the berries!

  2. All that pitting certainly paid off! Looks delicious!

  3. Anonymous6:53 AM

    Looks yummy! I recommend the OXO cherry pitter-worth the investment. It has a splatter shield so you don't end up with cherry juice all over yourself!

  4. Oh wow, I love cherry pie! Divine!



  5. Anonymous12:49 PM

    i like pie