Classic Sour Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust

I love this recipe! No egg needed, so the texture will be more like puff pastry. Light and flaky crust with incredible sour cherry filling....YYUUUMMM!!!

Cherry Pie

Classic Sour Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust
adapted from : Bon Appétit Magazine June 2008

Ingredients :

* 2 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
* 5 tablespoons (or more) ice water


* 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 5 cups whole pitted sour cherries or dark sweet cherries (about 2 pounds whole unpitted cherries)
* 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (if using sour cherries) or 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (if using dark sweet cherries)
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
* 1 tablespoon (about) milk
* Vanilla ice cream

(Tips : Since I don't have cherry pitter, I used a Chopstick to push the pit through the fruit)

Manual Cherry Pitter

Directions :

Whisk flour, sugar, and salt in large bowl to blend. Add butter and rub in with fingertips until small pea-size clumps form. Add 5 tablespoons ice water; mix lightly with fork until dough holds together when small pieces are pressed between fingertips, adding more water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough together; divide into 2 pieces. Form each piece into ball, then flatten into disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled. Let dough soften slightly before rolling out.


1.Position rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 425°F. Whisk 1 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Stir in cherries, lemon juice, and vanilla; set aside.

2. Roll out 1 dough disk on floured surface to 12-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch glass pie dish. Trim dough overhang to 1/2 inch. Roll out second dough disk on floured surface to 12-inch round. Using large knife or pastry wheel with fluted edge, cut ten 3/4-inch-wide strips from dough round. Transfer filling to dough-lined dish, mounding slightly in center. Dot with butter. Arrange dough strips atop filling, forming lattice; trim dough strip overhang to 1/2 inch. Fold bottom crust up over ends of strips and crimp edges to seal. Brush lattice crust (not edges) with milk. Sprinkle lattice with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.

Cherry Pie Fresh from the Oven

3. Place pie on rimmed baking sheet and bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Bake pie until filling is bubbling and crust is golden brown, covering edges with foil collar if browning too quickly, about 1 hour longer. Transfer pie to rack and cool completely. Cut into wedges and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Cherry Pie Collage

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2. Apple Tart

1 comment:

  1. Oh, what a sweet coincidence - I was going through my Bon Appétit recipes last night and saw this pie - can't wait for cherries to be around.
    This is luscious, Dita!


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