Granny’s Cherry Pie

Ingredients for Crust:

 5 Tblsp. butter or margarine, at room temperature

1½ cups flour (or a little more)

½ cup sugar

1 egg

Ingredients for Topping:

 1½ - 2 15 oz. jars sour cherries

2 Tblsp. sugar

1 Tblsp. cornstarch

Preheat oven to 350º.  Knead these 4 ingredients into a ball (using a little more flour if it doesn’t stick together.  Press it on the floor and slightly up the sides of a 9” spring-form pan.  Bake at 350º until golden (approximately 20-30 minutes).

 Drain cherries and reserve liquid.

After pie-shell cools, spread on cherry topping and cool to room temperature.

 Spread cherries on pie shell.

Mix cornstarch with 1 Tblsp. water.  Heat 3/4 cup cherry liquid, mixed with cornstarch solution, until it comes to a boil.  Allow liquid to cool and then pour it over cherries.  Cool to room temperature.

Peach and Strawberry Pie – Make same crust.  For topping, use 2 small cans of Elberta peach halves and fresh sweet strawberries.  For liquid, use liquid from peaches.

© Bts arbara Sevde 2012