Fresh Cherry Pie!

Serves 12
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 65 minutes

2 tablespoons uncooked quick-cooking tapioca
6 cups pitted sweet cherries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough
cooking spray
2 tablespoons water
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

1) Place tapioca in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Combine tapioca, cherries, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; toss well. Let cherry mixture stand 30 minutes; stir to combine.

2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3) Roll 1 (9-inch) dough portion into an 11-inch circle. Fit dough into 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray, allowing dough to extend over the edge of plate. Spoon cherry mixture and any remaining liquid into dough. Roll remaining (9-inch) dough portion into a 12-inch circle. Cut dough into 12 (1-inch wide) strips; arrange in a lattice pattern over cherry mixture. Fold edges under; crimp. (Or you can use a cookie cutter to cut out pie dough and place on top of pie mixture as I did with the hearts, pictured above)

4.) Combine 2 tablespoons water and egg white into a small bowl. Brush the egg white mixture over dough on top of pie, and sprinkle dough evenly with 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Shield edges of pie crust with foil, and bake an additional 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is thick and bubbly. Cool pie in pan for 45 minutes on a wire rack.


  1. Thanks for the recipe. It looks so beautiful too! I’d love a follow back.

  2. I am popping over from Rhoda’s recipe party. Hope you enjoy my orange muffins (link #99.)

    I love cherry pie and I love the hearts on top.


  3. I am sooo late visiting this week! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday, see you tomorrow!

  4. Came by from the blog hop and was already following your blog thru GFC so I followed you today on Facebook and Twitter. The pie looks sooo good! But my husband won’t eat cherry pie so I seldom get any. Same thing with coconut cake, he is so weird! I would love a follow back on all three if you are not following my blog. Take your time, I know it is a busy weekend and I am not going anywhere. Thanks and have a great weekend!


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