Always Delicious Cherry Pie


Sweet and sour cherry pie. Incredibly yummy with vanilla ice cream! Be sure to get the regular cherries, not cherry pie filling.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
1 to 9 - inch deep dish pie


  • 1 deep dish pastry for double crust

  • 2 (16.5 ounce) cans pitted dark sweet cherries, drained with syrup reserved

  • 1 (16 ounce) can pitted sour cherries, drained

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • teaspoon red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll out one crust, and place in a 9 inch deep dish pie plate. Roll out top crust, and set aside.

  2. Measure 1 1/2 cups reserved cherry syrup into a small saucepan over low heat. Mix together sugar, arrowroot powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir into syrup until dissolved. Increase heat to high, and bring syrup to a boil. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in butter, lemon juice, vanilla, almond extract, and red food coloring.

  3. In a large bowl, combine cherries and thickened syrup. Gently toss until evenly coated. Pour filling into pie crust. Cover with top crust, and crimp edges with fork. Make a few fork vents in top pie crust to allow steam to escape during baking.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Continue to bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

474 Calories
16g Fat
79g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 345mg 7%

* 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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