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Bada Bing Cherry Pie

Cherry-pitters can be purchased in kitchen-supply and housewares shops. Wear an apron when pitting, but still watch out for the juice.

Courses: Dessert, Pies
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Classic Pie Crust - (see recipe)
4 cups 250g / 8.8ozBing cherries - pitted
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh orange juice
2 tablespoons 30mlFresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 30mlCornstarch
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar - (to 1 1/2) = (depending on sweetness of the fruit)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGround cinnamon
1 packet  Salt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlAlmond extract
1 tablespoon 15mlGrated orange zest
1 1/2 tablespoons 22mlCold unsalted butter - cut small pieces

Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Prepare the Classic Pie Crust as directed for a 9-inch double-crust pie.

Place the cherries in a large bowl. Mix orange and lemon juices with the cornstarch, then combine with sugar, cinnamon and salt. Toss with the cherries. Let rest for 15 minutes. Add the almond extract and the orange zest; toss well.

Line a 9-inch pie plate with one crust and prick all over with a fork. Spoon the cherry filling evenly into the crust. Dot all over with butter. Cover with a top crust. With water, moisten the crusts where they meet, then turn the top crust under the bottom and flute the edge. Cut a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape. Decorate the surface if you wish by rolling out the scraps and cutting several cherry, leaf and stem shapes.

Bake pie in center of the oven for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 45 to 55 minutes more, or until the crust is nicely golden. Let cool on a rack before serving warm or at room temperature.

Dietary Information:

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving (based on 8): 527 calories, 76g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 24g fat, 6mg cholesterol.

"Simply Delicious by Sheila Lukins from Parade magazine - Pub date: - 07-22-2001" - S(Reformatted for MC6): - "07-31-2002 by Joe Comiskey - [email protected]"


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