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Sunday November 17th 2019, 10:43 pm
Filed under: Food,Recipes

SWEET CHERRY PIE FROM FROZEN CHERRIES. (Announcing it with bells and whistles so I can find it later.)

One quart glass Corning measuring cup filled to the top with frozen sweet cherries–so, between five and a quarter and five and a half cups’ worth. Thawed in microwave.

Meantime, 3/4 c. sugar, the juice of one large juicy Meyer lemon plus its yellow (only the yellow) zest (the whites are bitter), was supposed to be 2 tbl of the juice but I threw the whole thing in and it was probably a fair bit more than called for so I upped the cornstarch from 3 tbl to an extra half teaspoon. Add 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1/2 tsp almond extract. The random internet recipe didn’t have almond extract in it, and man, how do you live with yourself if you don’t put almond with cherry? Right?

It said to let all that sit absorbing for a few minutes, and I was doing that, not liking the lumps in the cornstarch nor the fact that baked, previously-frozen sweet cherries don’t have a super-lovable texture–and nuts to that, I just threw the whole filling thing in the blender.

That time, when I dipped a spoon in to taste, I felt like, I got it!

Poured it in the crust in the new pie pan and it’s in the oven.

Update: it’s not burned, that’s just the camera.

I whipped some cream to cover any faults and make it look pretty in layers and took it to the potluck, where people swooned over it: “You MADE this?!”

Hah. And I’d been worrying about experimenting on my friends. This is definitely how I’m making from-frozen sweet cherry pie from here on out.

This is your better-than-random Internet recipe for the day.

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Sounds wonderful. And like I might actually be able to do it.
But then, do the others bake? Or buy? Just saying!

Comment by Holly 11.17.19 @ 11:21 pm

I think this weekend was pie weekend! One of my kids wanted apple pie, so we made it together, and then the four of us ate half a great pie for afternoon snack. With ice cream. Oops! My only negative observation: frozen apple slices do eventually taste like freezer. We froze a lot of sliced apples after going neighbourhood apple picking —turns out that frozen fruit does not taste fresh forever.

Comment by Joanne 11.18.19 @ 7:44 am

I would never turn down a piece of that pie.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.18.19 @ 9:57 am

Thanks for the recipe! Sounds like a keeper!

Comment by Pegi F 11.18.19 @ 4:36 pm

Yum! And that pie plate is beautiful.

Comment by ccr in MA 11.18.19 @ 4:45 pm

Yum, a cherry silk pie.

and yes, almond is a requirement.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.19.19 @ 7:46 pm

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