Dark Sweet Cherry Pie


three warm slices of dark sweet cherry pie with flakey pastry crust


Servings: Makes 1 pie (6-8 slices)
  1. Empty the cherries with the liquid into a saucepan, reserving 3 tablespoons of liquid in a small bowl.
  2. Add the cornstarch to the reserved cherry liquid and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add sugar and lemon juice to the cherries in the saucepan and heat to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. Add cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and stir until thick. Let stand while preparing pastry.
  5. Line 9" pie plate with pastry; fill with fruit mixture. Add butter on top. Adjust top crust; cutting slits for escape of steam; and seal.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

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