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.



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


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Press the bottom pie crust into a lightly greased 9-inch pie pan.

  • 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

329 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 151 mg sodium. 56.6 g carbohydrates; 4.4 g protein; Full Nutrition