Best Cherry Pie


Good ol' cherry pie...

cherry pie slice on plate
1 pie (6 to 8 servings)


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pitted sour cherries

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • ¼ teaspoon red food coloring (Optional)

  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 C). Make pastry and refrigerate.

  2. Drain cherries, reserving 1 cup liquid. In a saucepan combine sugar, flour and salt. Stir in cherry liquid and bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Mixture will thicken.

  3. When mixture is thickened, add butter, almond extract, food coloring and cherries. Cover and refrigerate.

  4. On lightly covered surface, roll out half of the pastry into an 11 inch circle. Put into 9 inch pie dish. Roll other half of pastry into another 11 inch circle. With a knife or pastry wheel, cut eight 1/2 inch strips.

  5. Pour cooled cherry filling into pie dish. Place pastry strips horizontally, then vertically, across the top of the pie and lightly brush with egg yolk. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, and cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
19g Fat
56g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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