Ground Cherry Pie I

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"Ground cherries, Physalis pruinosa, which produce tiny tomato-like fruits in papery husks on low bushes, also known as husk tomatoes, are a smaller, more flavorful cousin of the tomatillo, used in Mexican salsa verde."
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servings 351 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 255 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Gently mix together the ground cherries, sugar, tapioca, flour and lemon juice. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a 9 inch pie pan with half of the pastry.
  3. Pour the fruit mixture into the pastry-lined pan, and dot the top with the butter. Cover with top crust or lattice.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for another 40 minutes, or until golden brown.


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This pie's flavor reminds me of a gooseberry pie. It is good and very easy to make. Between the Ground Cherry Pie 1 and the Ground Cherry Pie 11 recipe, I would choose the ground Cherry Pie 11.

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