Happy Cherry Pie Day (only 1 day late)

21 Feb

I am entering this dessert in the wonderful Serendipity Contest.  This is a contest to make the “most pleasing dessert”.  ::crosses fingers and toes:: I hope I win, I hope I win. 🙂

Serendipity 

Yesterday (February 20) was Cherry Pie Day.  Now, this is a holiday I can enjoy. 🙂  So, I decided to make some little pies to celebrate the occasion.  I didn’t plan this in advance, so I ran home on my lunch break to make the pie crust.  I enjoyed the DB Lemon Pie crust so much, I decided to use this recipe to my cherry pie crust also.  

Pie crust

I decided to not cheat and buy cherry pie filling in a can, instead I got cherries in water to make my own pie filling.  The cherries had to sit in the mixture for a couple minutes to absorb all of the dry ingredients.

Cherries

Here are 3 of them finished!

Trio of Hearts

I used my new heart pan that I got onsale after Valentines day, the heart shapes didn’t turn out as well as I would’ve liked, oh well.  I made 6 last night.  This is my favorite.

criss cross pie

John claims he doesn’t like cherry pies that much.  He told me several times that he probably wouldn’t eat more than a bite or two.  When they came out of the oven though, it was a different story, he ate two!  I brought the remaing 3 pies to work today, my coworkers are all very happy about that. 🙂  I think there’s only 1 left!

Recipes after the break

Pie Crust

For the Crust:
3/4 cup (180 mL) cold butter; cut into ½-inch (1.2 cm) pieces
2 cups (475 mL) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
1/4 tsp (1.2 mL) salt
1/3 cup (80 mL) ice water

 To Make the Crust:
Make sure all ingredients are as cold as possible. Using a food processor or pastry cutter and a large bowl, combine the butter, flour, sugar and salt.Process or cut in until the mixture resembles coarse meal and begins to clump together. Sprinkle with water, let rest 30 seconds and then either process very briefly or cut in with about 15 strokes of the pastry cutter, just until the dough begins to stick together and come away from the sides of the bowl. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface and press together to form a disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 20 minutes.

Cherry Pie
INGREDIENTS

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
2 1/2 cups pitted sour cherries (I used 2 cans of tart cherries in water)
3/4 cup white sugar ( I used Splenda)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour (Based on other’s reviews of this recipe from allrecipes, I upped the flour to 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch salt

DIRECTIONS

Line a 9 inch pie plate with pastry.
Mix sugar, flour, and salt; toss with cherries, mixing well. Pour cherry filling into pie shell, and dot with butter or margarine.
Weave strips of pastry into a lattice top.
Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 40 minutes. (My little pies only took 30 minutes.)

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16 Responses to “Happy Cherry Pie Day (only 1 day late)”

  1. megan February 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM #

    I love little pies instead of one big pie. And the dog Zerbie is too cute!

  2. nikki57 February 21, 2008 at 10:13 AM #

    Very cute!

  3. Kat February 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM #

    Cherry Pie is one of my favorites!!!!! They look great!

  4. BBKiddo February 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM #

    Yummy and cute!

  5. amorelli76 February 21, 2008 at 10:19 AM #

    Nice Nina! I love cherry pie. Yum!

  6. familiabencomo February 21, 2008 at 10:30 AM #

    Oh so cute! I love it! Thanks for entering the contest.

    xoxox Amy

  7. NinaBeth February 21, 2008 at 10:52 AM #

    Megan: I love the “fun-ness” of little pie’s. John just thinks I’m silly though. 🙂

    Nikki, Kat, BB, Amorelli: Thanks, it was so good. I love cherry pie.

    Amy: thanks for hosting such a fun event. Hypothetically of course ( 🙂 ), Can a person enter more than 1 dessert?

  8. CB February 21, 2008 at 10:52 AM #

    so freaking cute! Me singing that song now…
    sweeet cherry pieeeeeeeeeee…

  9. NinaBeth February 21, 2008 at 12:23 PM #

    CB: Um, I think you made that song up, I’ve never heard of it 🙂

  10. Alanna February 21, 2008 at 5:41 PM #

    Those are so cute!!!

    It goes something like “She’s my cherry pie…”
    By Warrant, I believe…. 🙂

  11. Rachel February 21, 2008 at 11:32 PM #

    OMG Cherry pie is my most favoritest pie ever!

  12. NinaBeth February 22, 2008 at 7:36 AM #

    Alanna: Hmm… I still think it’s a made up song, 😉

    Rachel: Cherry pie is one of my favorites too… wait, who am I kidding, I just love pie!

  13. RoRo February 22, 2008 at 12:58 PM #

    Interesting cherry pie recipe. Did you know Pa loves cherry pie?

  14. NinaBeth February 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM #

    RoRo: I didn’t know Pa loves Cherry Pie, Y’all should’ve come up this week! 🙂

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