Cherry-Almond Pie

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Fresh cherries and almonds are a simple combination that works remarkably well! I like my pie a little less sweet, so adjust accordingly.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 8-inch pie



  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, cubed

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ice water


  • 2 cups pitted fresh tart cherries, halved, or more to taste

  • ½ cup white sugar, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon almond extract, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur, or more to taste (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Combine flour and sugar for crust in a bowl. Cut in butter using hands to mix and mush until thoroughly combined and mixture resembles tiny pebbles or cornmeal. Stir in almonds. Sprinkle with ice water until dough holds together in a ball. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Toss cherries, sugar, and salt for filling together in a bowl.

  4. Combine almond extract, amaretto, and cornstarch in a separate bowl until smooth; add to cherry mixture and mix well.

  5. Roll out refrigerated crust dough using a lightly floured rolling pin on a lightly floured work surface to desired thickness. Press into the bottom of an 8-inch pie pan.

  6. Bake crust in the preheated oven until set, about 15 minutes.

  7. Remove crust from the oven and fill with cherry mixture. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  8. Bake pie in the hot oven until edges of dough are golden and filling is bubbly, 35 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use any leftover crust dough as a lovely lattice topping for the pie. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar before baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
15g Fat
52g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 155mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* 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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