What better way to kick off my “Pin It to Win It” Mothers Day Giveaway than with the first guest post by my Momma!
While my Dad does most of the cooking around our house, my Mom is definitely the baker. Everyone loves Moms delicious pies and not only are they scrumptious, they’re also beautiful… just like her 🙂
I asked her to kick off the Mothers Day Giveaway with her famous pie recipe. She was happy to make it… and my Dad and their neighbors were happy to eat it 🙂
- 3 cups flour
- 3/4 cup oil
- 3/8 cup milk
- pinch of salt
- 3 cans pitted tart red cherries, packed in water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
My Mom learned how to make the crust from her mother-in-law and my Grandma Meme. The trick is that the dough needs to be moist, so be sure to have enough liquid added to the flour.
Another tip from Mom is to roll out the dough on a floured dough sheet, with waxed paper on top to avoid sticking to the rolling pin.
To prepare the crust sift the flour & add a pinch of salt. Next, mix the oil & milk together. Add the oil & milk to the flour mixture.
Roll out the dough, making enough for the bottom and lattice top.
Place the bottom of the dough into the pie plate.
To prepare the lattice top roll out the dough into a circle then cut the dough into 1/2 inch wide strips.
Set aside and prepare the filling.To make the filling, drain the cherries, but reserve 1 cup of cherry juice.
Combine reserve cherry juice, sugar and cornstarch in a medium pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cherries then pour into the crust.
Top with the lattice crust by carefully weaving the strips of dough over the filling.
Continue until the entire pie is covered.
Slice the crust pieces hanging over the edge then top the pie with 1 tablespoon of butter, cut into four cubes, then sprinkle the pie with sugar.
Bake 10 minutes at 450° then reduce heat to 350° and bake 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Voila! A beautiful, homemade cherry pie that looks like it took hours to prepare, but is really quite simple!
Thank you to both my Mom and Dad for the delicious recipe and beautiful pictures! I’m so proud to share our family recipes on the blog!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: Substitute Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour for traditional flour to make this recipe gluten-free.