Mom's Brandy-Soaked Cherry Pie
 
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The best recipe for cherry pie, straight from Mom.
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 pie
Ingredients
  • PIE FILLING:
  • 5 cups fresh, pitted cherries
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar + 1 tbsp for topping on pie
  • 3 Tbsp Minute Tapioca
  • 2 Tbsp cherry brandy
  • PIE CRUST:
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1½ cups Crisco
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
Instructions
  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.
Recipe by superman cooks at https://supermancooks.com/cherry-pie/