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Cherry Pie Recipe

This is a classic, homemade Cherry Pie recipe that is easy to make and even easier to share. Topped with a gorgeous pie dough lattice!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 341 kcal


  • 2 pie crusts one for the bottom and top
  • 29 oz tart cherries drained well (2-14.5 oz cans)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup minute tapioca I used Kraft brand
  • 2 drops liquid red food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish with pie crust and refrigerate.
  • In a large bowl, stir drained tart cherries with sugar, almond and vanilla extract, tapioca and food coloring. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir again, then pour into pie crust.
  • Roll out top pie crust and cut into 1 1/2 inch strips. Create lattice top and crimp the edges with a fork.
  • Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees F, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 35-40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting and serving.


Calories: 341kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 174mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 3gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 66IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cherry pie, cherry pie recipe
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