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mom's brandy-soaked cherry pie | superman cooks

Mom's Brandy-Soaked Cherry Pie

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This is the best cherry pie you will ever have, hand down. Mom's Brandy-Soaked Cherry pie is an all American family recipe that is lick-your-lips good.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 1 pie 1x


  • 5 cups fresh, pitted cherries
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 tbsp for topping on pie
  • 3 Tbsp Minute Tapioca
  • 2 Tbsp cherry brandy
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Crisco
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine cherries, sugar, tapioca and brandy, stirring until blended together. Set aside
  3. To make the pie crust:
  4. Mix together flour, Crisco and salt.
  5. In a small bowl combine egg, water and vinegar and then combine with flour mixture.
  6. Mix together until one large dough ball is formed. Divide dough in half and wrap each section in Saran Wrap. Chill at least 30 minutes.
  7. To assemble pie:
  8. Roll one half of dough mixture with rolling pin and place in pie baking dish. Fill shell with cherry mixture. Dot top of the mixture with 2-3T sliced pieces of butter. Roll out remaining dough and place on top of the cherry mixture. Flute the edges of the pie crust and sprinkle top with granulated sugar.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, until top is golden brown. You may have to cover pie edge with aluminum if your oven runs hot.
  10. Allow pie to cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 672
  • Sugar: 29.9 g
  • Sodium: 303.1 mg
  • Fat: 39.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 70.8 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.3 mg

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