I made a cherry pie. I sort of had to, I bought 20 lbs of sour cherries. My local farmers market was selling tart Michigan cherries. The catch is they sell them in a 20 lb bucket. But I boy did I want pie! This family needed pie I tell you!
It’s been so hot. I mean record-breaking heat. You really can’t do much when it’s 100 degrees outside. We are all irritable. My poor husband walks around just looking exasperated. I can hardly blame him. We have hardly left the house, we want to stay inside where its cool. I’m grumpy too. The kids are fighting. It’s sort of ugly around here. But you know what’s not ugly?? The pie. Yes, our family has been united by pie. I served this yummy cherry pie with an ice-cold scoop of vanilla ice cream and you know what? We were smiling and laughing with one another. Truce was called. No bickering or yelling, just blissful calm. Who knew dessert could be such a peace maker??
I made the crust for this cherry pie in the food processor. My first time doing it that way and it won’t be my last. Very simple. The crust is flakey and pairs perfectly with the tartness of the cherry filling. I like the crunch given by the almond topping . Each bite provides a buttery, tart, almond taste. I love it, we love it. This is a nice change of pace for our cake/cookie eating family!
My new saying around here is when life gives you tart cherries, make cherry pie!
I sincerely hope you enjoy this recipe! Come back soon!
Here are some tasty cherry recipes I found on Pinterest!
Tart Cherry Dumplings Gooseberry Mooseberry
Tart Cherry Muffins A Cook Walk in a Bar
Tart Cherry Crumble Racing Tales
Crust recipe adapted from All Recipes
Filling Adapted from Martha Stewart