Cherry Pie

Cherry pie and Memorial Day Weekend were made for each other. The perfect dessert to bring to that BBQ party!

Cherry Pie


  • 4 cups pitted cherries fresh
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract optional
  • homemade or store bought pie dough
  • 1 egg beaten


  • In medium saucepan, combine cherries, cornstarch, lemon juice, salt, sugar, and water over medium heat until mixture starts to bubble. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla, lemon zest, and almond extract (optional). Cool for 10-15 minutes before using.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Pour filling into prepared pie dough. Add lattice or any decorative top you want over the filling. Brush top with egg wash.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until crust starts to brown on top. If edges begin to brown too early, wrap in foil and continue baking.
  • Let cool at least 2 hours before cutting.

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