If you like pies you will LOVE this dessert! It’s super easy and tastes great. I made it for 4th of July and think it would be great for any summer get together. I got the recipe from my Taste of Home magazine and was definitely impressed. I made a couple of changes which are shown in the recipe below.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40-50 minutes
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 4 cups fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed and drained (I used frozen)
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- store bought refrigerated pie crust (with 2 crusts)
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cherries and extract. Unroll one of the pie crusts and press into pie dish. Pour in cherry mixture and spread evenly. Cut second pie crust into strips and arrange in a lattice pattern over the top of pie. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40-50 minutes until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly .
*If you’d like to be more adventurous than me and would like to make your own pie crust here’s how Taste of Home says to make it: Combine 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3-2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.