Life is like a bowl full of cherries, or so they say. Try this Rustic Cherry Pie, it is delicious, you will be glad you did!
People often think that making pie is difficult, but it’s really not. Follow these simple steps, and you will be very glad you did.
This recipe makes two 6 inch pies
For the Crust You Will Need:
Very cold butter
Very cold water
For the Filling You Will Need:
Sweet cherries that have been washed, dried, and pitted.
For the Topping You Will Need:
For the crust, combine flour, salt, and one stick butter in your food processor. Pulse until butter chunks are dissolved into the flour and salt. Add the remaining butter and pulse again. It usually takes about three times. This time you are looking for your flour and butter mixture to have about pea sized balls. Next you will pour in the water and pulse only until the mixture begins to form a ball.
Once you have the crust created, sprinkle flour out on a clean surface and roll out half of the pastry dough. Start by rolling it into a square, then fold down 1/3 of the way, and up 1/3 of the way. Fold in the sides 1/3 of the way. This will create a small square. Roll this out into a square, and repeat once again. On your last roll out, shape it into a circle. Place your crust into a pie pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat the process with the top crust. Place in the fridge while you create the rest of the pie (between 1 to 2 hours is great).
Preheat oven to 375F.
In a saucepan over medium heat combine sugar, cornstarch, water and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until it starts to thicken. Add cherries and stir carefully until thick. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Let cool for a little while before adding to crust.
Remove crust from fridge and add cooled cherry filling. Place crust on top. Combine egg with milk and whisk. Brush over the top of the crust, then sprinkle sugar on the crust. Bake at 375F for 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven once crust turns golden. Let cool, then serve and enjoy!
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