A sweet filling perfect for summer. Definitely invest in a cherry pitter for this one!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Press the bottom pie crusts into 2 pie pans.

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  • Combine cherries, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan. Let sit until sugar begins to draw out the cherries' juices, about 10 minutes. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat; simmer until the juices thicken and become translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and almond extract until well mixed. Pour into the bottom half of the pie shells. Cover with top crusts, crimp the edges to seal, and cut vents into the top with a sharp knife.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can do like me and recruit your significant other to do the cherry pitting for you. This process is a whole lot easier with a cherry pitter. In fact, don't do it without.

You can make your own pie crust instead of using a prepared crust.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; 17.1 g total fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 260 mg sodium. 44.8 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2019
Almost the pie I have been yearning for I will attribute it to user error or sentimentality a lady who is now in Heaven made the best cherry pie!!! I have wanted to duplicate it an this is the closest I have ever gotten! will make again! I used Northstar Cherries that I picked. Too sour to eat and I cut the sugar a little as I wanted it tart. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2018
I followed the directions exactly and the pie was so sour and tasted earthy. Maybe it was the cherries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2019
Almost the pie I have been yearning for I will attribute it to user error or sentimentality a lady who is now in Heaven made the best cherry pie!!! I have wanted to duplicate it an this is the closest I have ever gotten! will make again! I used Northstar Cherries that I picked. Too sour to eat and I cut the sugar a little as I wanted it tart. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2017
Delicious! I used jarred Morello pitted sour cherries. Served it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2019
Almost the pie I have been yearning for I will attribute it to user error or sentimentality a lady who is now in Heaven made the best cherry pie!!! I have wanted to duplicate it an this is the closest I have ever gotten! will make again! I used Northstar Cherries that I picked. Too sour to eat and I cut the sugar a little as I wanted it tart. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2018
Made it for the first time 2 pies. Took one over to daughters for dinner. All loved it especially the grandkids! I got the cherries from my neighbour just over 6 pounds! So I just made 4 more pies:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2018
excellent pie. My husbands favorite. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2018
I followed the directions exactly and the pie was so sour and tasted earthy. Maybe it was the cherries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2017
My family loves this pie! It tastes wonderful and it has been a no-fail-pie-making-experience for me three times in a row!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2018
Yes very good didn't have almond extract I uses van. In my crust I added 2tsp. Sugar 1/2 lemon juice Read More