I made a Cherry Pie for the President's Day celebration. A favorite pie of President Washington. Wonder if he really made cherry pies?? Or did he get Martha to do the pie for him. What was the recipe they used? Did he really chop down the cherry tree with his hatchet? Who knows but we do like a good cherry pie. Check this out, I found this recipe at comfortably domestic. Kirsten is the cook behind this Favorite Cherry Pie. Go check out her blog she will show you with lots of pictures of how she made her favorite cherry pie. She will also show how she made the lattice top for the pie. So pretty.
So here is my pie, my first ever cherry pie.
This is the pie crust that is my favorite, recipe from Marjorie Standish of Maine. Mother goose always used this recipe and so do I. Check it out, its easy to make vinegar-pie-crust. I form the dough into a ball then slice and you have 4 crusts. I lightly wet down the rolling area with a cloth, then lay waxed paper, put on a section of the dough, cover with wax paper and roll with your rolling pin. Never add any more flour to the dough. Remove the top wax paper, then lay the dough over your pie plate and peel off the waxed paper. Easy as pie!!! You can also freeze the the extra pie crust for another use.
I changed the pie filling a little
4 cups of frozen, pitted tart cherries
*(I used 3 cans of pitted tart cherries)
1 cup of sugar
3 TBSP of cornstarch
pinch of salt
*1 cup of the drained cherry juice
*1 tsp of cherry extract
then I followed the directions from Kirsten.
Happy Baking Friends