"This is a sour cherry pie recipe that is SO simple I can put it together and get in the oven in less than 10 minutes. The hardest thing about this pie is tracking down canned sour cherries but if you look carefully, you can find them in most grocery stores. When the pie is served, top with vanilla ice cream to add the element of sweet to the sour!" — Lisawas
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1 (15 ounce) package
double crust ready-to-use pie crust
3 (15 ounce) cans
pitted sour cherries, drained
1 1/2 cups
Simple and delicious! And, just as the submitter states you CAN do this in less than 10 minutes. It's the perfect recipe if you're in a hurry or you need to make a lot of pies. I baked mine in a glass dish with a baking sheet underneath to catch the excess drippings. It baked up nice and tasted great - especially with vanilla ice cream! Thanks for a great recipe Lisawas! And, thanks to everyone at AR for letting my niece Kailey and I participate in the President's Pie Challenge for the Thanksgiving webcast! We had a great time! As my niece put it, one of the best parts was getting to eat the pie at the end!!!
SO DELICIOUS! I used 6 c frozen tart cherries (no need to defrost-use them frozen) instead of canned. Instead of all sugar, used 3/4 c sugar and 3/4 c Splenda granular (this is the Splenda that is cup for cup equivalent of sugar). No need to add extra water or liquid. Suggestion: If you have time, mix all pie ingredients together in a bowl and leave on the counter for about 10 minutes to let the cherries thaw slightly and absorb tapioca before you bake. I always do this when baking any type of fruit pie and using tapioca, and it seems to produce better/tastier pies. If you don't have time, charge ahead and get baking! My husband called for his mother and rolled his eyes back in his head over this one! :)
Excellent pie!! I only used one cup of sugar and the cherries were picked from my back yard. I will be using this recipe again and was so simple to make. It's a keeper in my books.
Best tasting and most beautiful pie I've ever made (and I've made a lot in my 66 years). I made it exactly like the recipe except that I brushed the top with milk and sprinkled sugar over it.
I used this recipe as a stepping off point for making a "sugar-free" version. I substituted Splenda for the sugar and it came out fine! I also substituted a 12 oz. bag of frozen unsweetened Sweet Dark Cherries for one of the cans of sour cherries.
This "basic" recipe was rated by our entire family (cherry pie snobs) best ever experience with the following changes: We made our own butter-based pie crust; instead of almond extract we used about 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice. Instead of canned cherries, we used 5 cups fresh pitted tart (drained) cherries from our tree; we increased the sugar to about 2-1/2 cups, and let the mixture sit over 15 minutes to soften the tapioca.
1 of the most idiot proof recipes I've ever seen. Very tasty, and great consistency as long as you don't mind the texture of the tapioca pearls (but you can totally grind those down anyway if you like.)
This was my first attempt at a Cherry Pie, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect (never used canned fruit and/or tapioca before). Used homemade crust - was a little concerned about the amount of liquid that developed after adding sugar, so I panicked and scooped out about 1 cup of liquid - - - aside from that, taste was great. Appearance of canned cherries not that wonderful, but that must be why some people add red food coloring (?) In any event, will make again :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sour Cherry Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 147
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