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Tart Cherry Pie

Homemade Tart Cherry Pie

This delightful cherry pie uses tart cherries for the perfect mixture of sweet and sour. Using a pie crust cutter gives this dessert great visual appeal too! 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 ½ cups pitted sour cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 3 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 9 inch prepared pie crusts


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and place an oven rack in the center of the oven. 
  • Place the cherries, sugar, and cornstarch in a medium pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes, until the juices thicken.
  • Remove pan from heat, and stir in butter and almond extract. Allow the filling to cool to lukewarm. You can speed this up by placing filling in the refrigerator.
  • While pie is cooling remove your pie crusts from the refrigerator and let warm at room temperature for approximately 5 minutes. Carefully unroll pie crusts and line 9 inch pie pan with one crust. Once mixture has cooled, pour cherries into the pie shell. Cover with top crust and crimp the edges to seal. I used a fun cutout for the top, but if you use a plain pie crust, make sure you cut the vents for steam to escape. 
  • Bake for approximately 45 to 50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Bake on a cookie sheet to catch any juices that may escape. Allow pie to cool completely before slicing and serving. This allows the juices to thicken. 

Heather's Helpful Hints

Sometimes the crust of a pie bakes quicker than the center. It's never fun to have an over-browned crust that takes away from the visual appeal of your dessert. A quick fix is to use aluminum foil to cover the edges of your pie. This will help everything cook evenly. Simply apply the foil right before you place your pie in the oven. You can also purchase a silicone "pie shield" if you frequently bake pies and want a no-fuss option. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 659IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg
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