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Fresh Sour Cherry Pie


Use your favorite pie crust recipe for this pie.

makes 1 9-inch pie


  • 4 cups fresh cherries, washed, drained, pitted
  • 1/4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 tablespoons flour


Preheat oven to 425˚F.

  1. In a bowl, stir together cherries and almond extract.
  2. In another bowl, combine sugar and flour and mix evenly.
  3. Combine cherries and sugar/flour mixture and stir until evenly coated.
  4. Pour filling into the pastry-lined pie pan.
  5. Lay the top crust over the filling. Trim the top crust 1/2- to 3/4-inch beyond the bottom crust.
  6. Fold the top crust under the edge of the bottom crust, catching it inside the fold. Flute edge in desired pattern.
  7. Place pie on a baking sheet and bake in 425˚F oven 35 to 45 minutes, until nicely browned.

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