I was hoping this would be the perfect truly homemade cherry pie. The crust was actually pretty good though. It came out of the pan so easily. I wish I would have used it for a different pie though! And, the strange part about that was I realized that I used only half the shortening requested, but it was actually a good mistake! However, the filling was just WAY TOO SWEET! I added vanilla instead of almond extract, which shouldn't affect the sweet factor. And, as sweet as the liquid part was the cheeries seemed to remain completely TART! The recipe called for sour cherries, so I know that was no mistake I made. The contrast however was very unpalateable. I also had to use 4 cups of cherries I tried with 2 by the directions, but the filling would have been way too liquidy just by looking at it. In the end two pieces got partially eaten and the rest got tossed out. I have never tasted a pie that I could not find some aspect of it that I didn't like. I believe if I would have sprinkled sugar or something on top it may have helped with the tartness, but I am not sure?
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I was hoping this would be the perfect truly homemade cherry pie. The crust was actually...