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Guest Post: Mom’s Famous Cherry Pie

Moms Famous Cherry Pie with Lattice Top begins with the perfect crust & warm cherry filling, topped with a simple, yet stunning lattice crust on top!

Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust

While my Dad does most of the cooking around our house, my Mom is definitely the baker!

Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust

Everyone loves my Moms delicious pies and not only are they scrumptious, they’re also beautiful, just like her! 🙂

Muffet Bond with Cherry Pie

I asked her to share her famous cherry pie recipe on the blog.  She was happy to make it… and my Dad and their neighbors were happy to eat it! 🙂

Cherry Pie Ingredients

Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/8 cup milk
  • pinch of salt

Cherry Pie Filling Ingredients

  • 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.  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.

The Perfect Pie Crust

Place the bottom of the dough into the pie plate.

The Perfect Pie Crust

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.

Cherry Pie Filling

Combine the reserved cherry juice, sugar and cornstarch in a medium pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.

Cherry Pie Filling

Remove from the heat and stir in the cherries then pour into the crust.

How to make cherry pie

Top with the lattice crust by carefully weaving the strips of dough over the filling.

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

Continue until the entire pie is covered.

Lattice Pie Crust

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.

Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust

Bake 10 minutes at 450°F then reduce heat to 350° and bake 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust

Voila! A beautiful, homemade cherry pie that looks like it took hours to prepare, but is really quite simple!

Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust

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!

Cherry Pie with Lattice Crust
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Guest Post: Mom’s Famous Cherry Pie

Moms Famous Cherry Pie with Lattice Top begins with the perfect crust & warm cherry filling, topped with a simple, yet stunning lattice crust on top!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 594 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

Pie Crust

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3/8 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt

Filling

  • 45 oz pitted tart red cherries packed in water - 3 (15 oz) cans
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

Instructions

  1. To prepare the crust sift the flour & add a pinch of salt.
  2. Mix the oil & milk together.

  3. Add the oil & milk to the flour mixture.
  4. Roll out the dough, making enough for the bottom and lattice top.
  5. Place the bottom of the dough into the pie plate.
  6. To prepare the lattice top roll the dough out into a circle and cut the dough into 1/2 inch wide strips.
  7. Set aside and prepare the filling.
  8. To make the filling, drain the cherries, but reserve 1 cup of cherry juice.
  9. Combine the reserved cherry juice, sugar and cornstarch in a medium pan.

  10. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick.
  11. Remove from the heat and stir in the cherries then pour into the crust.
  12. Top with the lattice crust by carefully weaving the strips of dough over the filling.
  13. Continue until the entire pie is covered.
  14. Slice the crust pieces hanging over the edge then top the pie with 1 tablespoon of butter, cut into four cubes and then sprinkle with sugar.
  15. Bake 10 minutes at 450°F, then reduce heat to 350°F and bake 45 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.