Thursday, July 2, 2009

First Place Cherry Pie

Like any good starts out with purple hands. When i was a kid i did not have the best hygene. my hands would stay purple for days, if not weeks. but now they are back to normal within the day. (see mom, i was listening)

These purple hands totally grossed out Maria. she would not let me touch her or her blanket. anna could careless.
Okay on the serious stuff.......
in a pot on med hi heat are
6lbs bing cherries, pitted of course. (but if you are mean like me you will leave just a few un-pitted and hope and someone you cannot stand gets that piece.)
2 cups sugar
6 T. cornstarch
1T cinammon
3t nutmeg
2 cups water
let boil while stirring occationally until nice and thick. remove from heat and let cool.(this batch will make 3 pies)
The Pie Crust. ( Prepared in food processor)
2 3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. frozen butter ( yes real butter, it's pie crust for heaven's sake)
1/2 c. shortening
blend above ingredients together.
1/4 c. COLD water
1 egg
1T cider vinagar (trust me)
1t. salt
whisk above ingredients together then slowly add to food processor while running until a dough ball forms. remove from processor and kneed in more flour if it is too sticky. now you can chill the dough but i don't (enter gasp here) it is flakier when rolled out immediatly and baked. enough to make one double crusted pie.
brush with egg and sprinkle generously with sugar. place in a pre-heated 415 degree oven (yup, i typed that right) for 30-40 minutes. remove and sprinkle with cinnamon.

1 comment:

  1. What a pie my girlie!!!! It is delicious and I am sooooo happy you left one here for us to continue to enjoy! You are quite the cook!!