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  It's National PI Day -- What Kind Are You Having?
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I realize that it isn't THAT kind of pie! But to me pie is pi and a good reason to have a piece! So are you making a pie today and what kind?

We're having German Cherry Pie -- and it's good!



Drain and keep the juice from:

2 1/2 cups solid pitted cherries, fresh or frozen

Pour over the cherries:

6 T. sugar

Very acid cherries may require more sugar. Permit to stand for about 1/2 hour, until the sugar is dissolved. Stir gently several times. Drain and reserve juice.


1 1/2 cups flour
resift it with:
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
6 T. sugar
1/8 t. salt

Cut into these ingredients with a pastry blender or two knives (or the more modern food processor) until blended

1/2 c. butter

Add to the above:

1 beaten egg

Now, wade in with your hands and work the dough until it holds together but no longer (or you can use the food processor as I did!). Chill it. Pat it into a 9 inch ovenproof glass pie pan. Let it come to the upper edge of the pan. See that it is spread evenly. Crimp the dough around the edge with the tines of a fork.

Preheat the oven to 350.

Measure the sirup drained from the cherries. There should be 3/4 cup. Taste it. Add sugar if it seems to be too sour. Reserve 1/4 cup. Place the rest over low heat. Stir into the 1/4 cup until smooth:

4 t. cornstarch

When the rest of the juice is boiling, stir in the cornstarch mixture. Stir and cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes until the mixture is no longer cloudy. Add

1/4 t. almond extract

Place the cherries in the pie shell, pour the hot juice over them and bake from 50 to 60 minutes.
Posts: 6353 | Location: On the prairie of Kansas | Registered: Dec 17, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No pie at all for me today, but I'd sure like to have a piece of Linderhof's!!!

I've got pound cake left from snacks at guild yesterday.

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
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Today is DH's birthday so we are having red velvet cake instead of pie!

But I do have the makings for a chocolate cream pie...been wanting one of those for awhile! With LOTS of Xcreamy cool whip! Big Grin

"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
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