Post by Suzanne (Suz) on Jul 1, 2010 17:15:51 GMT -5
I found this recipe on the internet, however, I will be using individual frozen pie crust. I will make 4 mini pies, I will take 2 of the frozen ones and cut them in lenghtwise to make some lattace ones for the top.
Things You'll Need:
4 cups fresh pitted cherries 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 to 2 tbsp butter
Step 1 Pit the cherries. There are devices that remove pits from cherries. If you don't have one, just cut a circle around each cherry with a knife and pull them apart with your fingers, to remove the pits. Yes, your hands will be stained for days, but it's for a great pie.
Step 2 Mix sugar and cherries in a large bowl and leave standing for 20 minutes.
Step 3 Mix in flour and pour into pie shell.
Step 4 Clip small bits of butter and sporadically place them among the filling.
Step 5 Top with lattice crust and bake at 425 for 40 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. Cook time may vary by 5 minutes. In high altitudes bake at 400.
Step 6 Cool pie on wire rack, and serve room temperature.
I will have the girls pick the cherries and pit them and I will try the recipe tonite, I may have to change the quantities as I am only making 4 small pies or so.
I am hoping to be able to modify this message is possible and I will keep you posted on how it tastes.
7:22pm: decided to do it another day, will let you know the outcome soon! Thanks for your patience!
Post by Suzanne (Suz) on Jul 4, 2010 22:04:30 GMT -5
Okay, managed to do the 10 mini 5" cherry pies and they were awesome. I had a little bit more than 4 cups of pitted cherries, so of course I added more sugar and more flour and it was awesome.
I gave 1 pie to my neighbor and her neighbor. Actually the girls went for me, they are great socialites those two and they learned that 2 houses down our house that lady actually used to live in our house years ago and they think the man that was with her was her brother and he planted those 2 cherry trees! So they were honored 1st for us to tell them to go ahead and take some fruit, but for me to bake them a mini pie, they loved it.
I tasted it and I liked it, however, my husband is not a fan of cherries.....but the girls loved it too. Now, for my next door neighbor's review.....more to come!!
Post by Suzanne (Suz) on Jul 4, 2010 22:46:32 GMT -5
That is for sure! I will ask him what kind if he remembers.... However one of the trees is in the electrical wires from the house to the main pole, so we may have to have it cut down, but I think I will try to get an apple tree and plant it further out the lines - this way I still have 2 fruit trees and the other cherry tree should do great. Cherry pie was my fav as a kid, I remember my gramma making it, but I don't really remember her recipe. That is okay, those mini ones do the trick. I bought 14 5" mini frozen tart pie shells. Used ten for the filling and 4 for the lattice. I could have used 9 and 5 but hey....that is how we learn.
I remember my dad taking me out for a special treat when I was a little girl growing up in Syracuse, NY. We'd stop for cherry pie and a coke. Cherry pie is still my favorite, but I haven't made anything but a frozen one in a gazzilion years. I didn't know you could buy little frozen tart shells. Are they just like a regular pie crust?
Post by Suzanne (Suz) on Jul 7, 2010 21:50:17 GMT -5
Yes they are. And they are in little tins so I thaw them out - take a few for the bottom and take a few for the top. This time I rolled a bunch of them and cut them in laces.....it was a little messy, but hey out of 10 pies, there are 2 left... I suppose you could use any fresh fruit with this recipe - Good luck everone, and give us your feed back.
If I did not have the girls, I would have frozen my other pies, but my little piggies are going nuts on these, I guess it is one way of getting some fruits into them. I just froze a ziplock bag full of washed cherries. They are not pitted, I am just testing to see if at a later date I can make just one big pie with the same kind of recipe but with my own crust....we'll see. If we weren't going camping and I was not working full time this week I would be picking those cherries.....next year, baby, next year!!