Ground cherries, Physalis pruinosa, which produce tiny tomato-like fruits in papery husks on low bushes, also known as husk tomatoes, are a smaller, more flavorful cousin of the tomatillo, used in Mexican salsa verde.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Gently mix together the ground cherries, sugar, tapioca, flour and lemon juice. Let stand for 15 minutes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a 9 inch pie pan with half of the pastry.

  • Pour the fruit mixture into the pastry-lined pan, and dot the top with the butter. Cover with top crust or lattice.

  • Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for another 40 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 44.4g 14% DV; fat 18.4g 28% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 254.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2004
This pie's flavor reminds me of a gooseberry pie. It is good and very easy to make. Between the Ground Cherry Pie 1 and the Ground Cherry Pie 11 recipe, I would choose the ground Cherry Pie 11. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2004
This pie's flavor reminds me of a gooseberry pie. It is good and very easy to make. Between the Ground Cherry Pie 1 and the Ground Cherry Pie 11 recipe, I would choose the ground Cherry Pie 11. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2020
I have never had a ground cherry in my life. I planted some this year out of complete curiosity without a plan as to what to do with them. After looking for recipes I stuck with my “old faithful”, Allrecipes and followed this recipe nearly 100%. Only exception was using 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar. What a surprise, who knew “tomatoes” made such an absolutely delicious pie!! Read More