The Best Cherry Pie Ever!!

Every time I make this pie, I get the best compliments! It is super easy and so tasty. My favorite combination when making most anything! 🙂 I posted this recipe before, but with summer soon coming to an end, I thought it might be nice to share this yummy treat one last time.

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.

Top with some sweet vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


  1. Wow, that looks beautiful! I’m not much of a pie eater, but I don’t think I’d ever be able to turn something that beautiful down. 🙂
    I just wanted to let you know that I’m following and subscribing back from Feed Me Friday! Thanks so much for joining and we hope you’ll link up again on thurs night or friday. Oh So Savvy Mom

  2. New follower from Good Friends Just Click! Wow, that pie top is perfect! I can see why you get so many compliments. My pies never look this nice, but at least they taste ok!

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