Friday, January 08, 2010

Cherry Pie

We had a delicious cherry pie for our New Years Eve meal. I like to have a nice meal on New Years Eve. I'm getting better at pie crusts. DO use store bought flour, DON'T use home ground wheat flour -- it's too heavy. DO use butter, DON'T use margarine or shortening. This one still had some problems. The filling stayed juicy and never set. I mean, it was juicy like juice you drink. Like water. But good! We just put it in bowls and ate it with spoons.

The cherries are from summer of 2008. We didn't get a cherry crop in 2009 for some reason. Gotta love that deep chest freezer (and that kid that climbed up in the loader to pick cherries!).



At January 11, 2010 12:41 PM, Blogger Suz said...

We too have a bi-annual abundance of pie cherries. My advice for your pie (which you may have heard before): Add a tablespoon or two of tapioca. Works wonders. :) Yum I love those cherries. Cherry jam too. Oh joy!!

At January 11, 2010 5:06 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

I've not heard the tapioca tip, Suz, so thank you very much for that. My recipe only calls for flour as a thickening agent (though I'll check again to be sure) and it's like I didn't even put *that* in, though I did put extra. Thanks again!


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