Cherry Pie Recipe for National Cherry Pie Day!

In honor of today being National Cherry Pie day, I offer you this recipe from Taste of Home.  I’m not a big cherry pie lover myself but boy is my husband 🙂  Enjoy!

Cherry Pie Recipe

Cherry Pie

A traditionally delicious treat is a slice of this pretty cherry pie.—Frances Poste, Wall, South Dakota

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Makes 6-8 servings



1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

1/4 cup ice water


2 cans (16 ounces each) tart cherries

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

Red food coloring, optional

1 tablespoon butter


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half. Roll out one portion. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge.
  2. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, tapioca, extract, salt, food coloring if desired and reserved juice. Gently stir in the cherries; let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour into the crust. Dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry; make a lattice crust. Seal and flute edges. Bake at 375° for 55-60 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 363 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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