Everyone Loves Pie {week 4}

It’s week four! Four weeks, four pies. I have to say, so far, the best part of this whole thing is surprising people with a home-made pie. I’ve gotten some great reactions! This week I walked right across my front yard and gave a pie to my neighbors (and their brand new baby boy!) who live next door. They’re the neighbors with whom I share a driveway, as well as a love for the Mizzou Tigers. I took them a cherry pie with almond crumble. It’s a pretty simple recipe, but really, you can’t go wrong with cherry.

Cherry Pie with Almond Crumble


1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), divided, plus more for work surface
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine salt, divided
6 cups drained jarred sour cherries (from three 24-ounce jars)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 homemade or store-bought pie crust in a deep-dish 9-inch plate
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup almonds


Preheat oven to 375 degrees, with racks in middle and lower thirds. In a large bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon flour, granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir in cherries and vanilla. Brush crust with egg white and fill with cherry mixture.

In a food processor, pulse together remaining 1 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add brown sugar, butter, and almonds; pulse until large pieces form. Scatter crumble over cherry filling.

Bake on middle rack, with a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet on lower rack to catch drips, until topping and crust are golden, 45 minutes. Tent pie loosely with foil; bake until juices in center are bubbling, 30 to 45 minutes more. Transfer to a rack and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 :: Carrie ::


One thought on “Everyone Loves Pie {week 4}

  1. Thank you so much for the cherry pie, Carrie! It was quite a welcome addition to our after-dinner fare. Job well done. When the weather begins to warm this spring, you have some smoked delicacies waiting for your consumption. 🙂


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