June 10, 2010
Whoever said happiness is a bowl of cherries never had to pit them all!!! this took me about an hour. When you pit cherries for an hour you start to get loopy. I also used some sweet cherries from the store to balance the flavors. Mostly my sour cherries though. Great and simple pie crust recipe. The link is below. Cutting for the lattice top. My log wants to tell you something. The filling was mostly sour cherries, some sweet ones, sugar, vanilla, and corn starch. This reminds me of when Bobby Briggs was behind bars barking like a dog. Freak. Is that a stretch? How about it reminds me of the creepy zig zag floor from coopers dream? Do you guys know how to do a lattice top? It's pretty easy. Perfection. Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it, don't wait for it, just let it happen. The pie really was awesome, better than I expected cause normally I am not a "Pie Guy". Tart, sweet, lots of vanilla. This is why you leave the cherries as intact as you can. It looks awesome! R.I.P. Laura Palmer!I made this pie crust and it lived up to its name.
- 7 Cup Sour Cherries
- 1 Cup Sweet Cherries
- 1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1.5 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
- 1.75 Cups Sugar
- 5 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- Pie Crust Recipe (linked above)
- I used 7 (7!!!) cups of pitted sour cherries. be careful to keep them in tact cause they look nice in the final product as whole cherries. I mixed this with 1 cup of sweet supermarket cherries, diced well so they would be spread throughout. Squeeze of lemon (like a teaspoon), 1 and a half tablespoons vanilla, 1 and 3/4 cups of sugar (my cherries were really sour), and 5 tablespoons cornstarch. Simple! Mix and let it sit in the fridge while you make the pie crust. (crust linked above)
- lattice it up, and bake 425 for 10 minutes, 375 for about 40 more. Let cool and enjoy with some icecream.