On this day, we honor the birthday of George Washington, the first President of our country. What better way to honor him than with a cherry pie!
|No red food coloring here!|
|Ready for the oven.|
|Out - just in time!|
Pastry for 9-inch Two-Crust Pie
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cans (16 ounces each) pitted red tart cherries, drained
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tablespoons butter ( I used less)
-Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Prepare pastry. Mix sugar and flour. Stir in cherries. Turn into pastry-lined pie plate; sprinkle with almond extract. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust that has slits cut in it; seal and flute.
- Bake until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, 35-45 minutes.
Company is coming by dinner time, and this pie will be dessert tonight! I will try to remember to take a picture of it when it is cut for serving, but I make no promises.:-)
I haven't included a recipe for pastry, as I'm sure you probably have your "secret recipe" handy. I will mention that I used half whole wheat flour in my recipe, so I watched it closely to be sure the crust didn't brown too much.
Thank you for reading. I appreciate your comments.