This is a tart, yet sweet, pie I make with sour Montmorency cherries found on a tree in my yard. I recommend using Trader Joe's French Pastry pie crust, and a woven top really shows off the cherries. It turns out perfect every time! Serve plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch 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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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Press the bottom pie crust into a lightly greased 9-inch pie pan.

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  • Combine cherries, sugar, flour, orange zest, orange juice, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

  • Place cherry mixture into the bottom pie crust and add butter in a few small dollops on the top. Place the top pie crust over in a woven lattice design or leave it whole, being sure to cut a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

  • Mix egg white and milk together in a small bowl and brush over the top of the pie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top has a golden brown sheen, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool thoroughly before serving.

Cook's Note:

You can use margarine instead of butter if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 56.6g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 151.1mg. Full Nutrition
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