Glinda’s Cherry Pie

Mademoiselle's Cherry PieMimi and Mademoiselle cannot get enough of desserts, especially as we approach the holidays. We want to give you lots of reasons to make “the crust” a staple in your cooking repertoire so here is another pie in the sky option, Mademoiselle’s Cherry Pie. We guarantee that if you take this as your contribution to the holiday meal, you are assured a return invitation!

Mademoiselle's Cherry Pie
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The best cherry pie!
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/3 Cups Granulated Sugar
  2. 1/3 Cup Flour
  3. 2 Cans Tart Cherries (not pie filling), drained.
  4. 1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  5. 2 Tablespoons Butter
  6. Optional: Red Food Coloring
  7. Decorative, Coarse, Sanding or Turbinado Sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and gently fold together.
  2. Pour into pie shell, cover with top crust, cut crust to vent or lattice.
  3. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Notes
  1. The secret to this pie is the tart cherries and the almond extract. It does not need the red food coloring, that is purely optional and we do not use it. We do occasionally dust with decorative sugar. Serve with homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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