Making cherry pie is as easy as pie! No seriously! The biggest challenging was hand-pitting every single cherry, and apparently I missed two, sorry sweetie!
Not only is cherry pie a delicious treat and great way to use up a surplus amount of cherries (or other fruits you can easily mix in), but it is SUPER easy to make without requiring ANY plastic packaging whatsoever!
For my vegan, zero waste, pie crust recipe: Click Here.
- Your favorite dough recipe. (Here’s our vegan recipe!)
- 4 cups fresh or frozen cherries, pitted.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch or corn flour (it’s the same thing!)
- 1/8 tablespoon almond extract
Note: if you don’t have enough cherries, mix in berries or even a peeled, cored, sliced apple. It will still taste delicious!
1.) Pre-heat oven to 375F
2.) Take your favorite pie crust recipe and roll out onto a floured surface. Gently line your pie pan with the flattened dough.
Place dough covered pie pan back in refrigerator until ready to cook.
3.) Cook cherries in a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat, covered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cherries will start to liquify. Add sugar and stir until blended. Then add cornstarch and increase heat to medium, stirring continuously, until thickened. About 5 more minutes.
4.) Remove from heat and allow to cool for about ten minutes.
5.) Mix in almond extract.
6.) Pour cherry mixture into pan with dough. If you hav any remaining dough, you can make a top layer, or cut into strips to make this lattice effect:
7.) Bake at 375F for one hour.
When it’s done, it should look something like this: