Cherry Pie with Almond Coconut Crumb Topping

Cherry Pie with Almond Coconut Crumb Topping


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

Cherry Pie with Almond Coconut Crumb Topping
  • Crust:
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 9 T butter, cold (can use half shortening if you prefer), cubed
  • ½ t salt
  • 3 T ice water
  • Filling:
  • 4 cups tart cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 T cornstarch
  • ¼ t salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Topping:
  • 4 T butter
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ coconut
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  1. For the dough: In the bowl of a food proecessor, combine flour and cold, cubed butter. Add salt. Pulse 3 times. While motor is running, carefully and slowly add water one tablespoon at a time until dough starts to gather. Remove dough and place in a bowl. Form into a ball my hand. Flatten into a disc, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. When ready to use, let dough soften. Flour work surface and a rolling pin. Roll out dough to cover your pie plate, carefully roll dough over your rolling pin and lay dough onto your pie plate. Fill with cherry filling.
  2. For the filling:
  3. In a bowl combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and cinnamon. Add cherries and toss. Pour onto your pie crust.
  4. For the topping:
  5. In a small bowl, combine almonds, coconut, flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter by hand until fully crumbled. Sprinkle over cherries.
  6. Bake in a 375 preheated oven for 1 hour for fresh cherries or an hour and half for frozen. Remove pie when cherries begin to bubble, and crust is golden brown. Cool.

Crust recipe adapted from All Recipes

Filling Adapted from Martha Stewart



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42 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for including my Cherry Crumble recipe! I love coconut and almond so will be trying your recipe with my next batch of tart cherries. We’ve been suffering with the heat, too. Staying inside so much means that the kids really get antsy and start trying to kill each other! My husband is so glad he had a new A/C system installed this year!

    • So I am not alone with fighting kids! Thanks for allowing me to share your wonderful recipe!

  2. Yay you! You’re this week’s Fine Feathered Friend on the Flock Together Blog hop this week! I look forward to hopping with you!

    • Mikki, thank you so much for the feature! I’m so grateful! It’s an honor!

  3. There’s nothing like a pie to unite the family! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Congratulations on being feathered friend on Flock Together! The pie looks really nice, I love almonds and coconuts. Found you on Flock Together Tuesday and now follow on Networked blogs. TESHUVA-

    • Thank you! Thanks for visiting! I loved checking out your blog!

  5. i do love anything cherry!
    i’m drooling over that delicious good-looking cherry pie. thanks so much for the recipe, i’m going to have to try it out asap!

    your blog is super awesome!

  6. Looks delicious and I love cherries which are now in season here in Pennsylvania. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

    • Thank you! I hope you use those fresh cherries to make your own!

  7. This looks delicious! I love cherry pie! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  8. Down here in Florida where we’re used to the heat; we’ve been staying inside! Even the pool water is too warm! How wonderful it is when a great dessert brings the family together:-) We’d love for you to share with us over at for Tasty Tuesday!

    • I know! It’s actually too hot to go to the pool!

      • Thanks for linking up! We hope to see you again next week!

        • Thanks for having me, see you next week!

  9. Hi there!
    I love your cherry pie recipe and would like to try it out. Would you happen to know the easiest way to pit cherries?
    Thanks for joining in on the Totally Tuesday Blog Hop. I’m now following you on Pinterest!

    • You have to invest in a cherry pitted! Oxo makes a good one. It will change your life! Thanks for visiting!

  10. Tanya, isn’t it amazing what a simple pie can accomplish? Love your post… I felt I was right there with you!! Here’s to cherries and … here’s to Cherry Pie!!! Looks so yummy too! Blessings to you and yours.

  11. Looks delicious! I love cherries. Linking up from Mom’s library.

    • Thank you! Ice cream on top is a must!

    • Thank you! It tastes better than it looks

  12. I’m not a HUGE cherry pie eater–but kids and hubby like it-have to add this to our baking list for the summer!

    • I hope make it for your family, and then find yourself a cherry pie convert!

  13. I’m inspired to bake pie! Thank you for sharing. WOW 20 lbs of cherries – I’m trying to picture that! :)

    • Think BIG BUCKET! Luckily they freeze nicely.

  14. So glad you stopped by Foodie Friday! This looks absolutely dynamite!

  15. Wow! Looks really good! And I love your new saying! 😉

  16. Your pie looks so delicious! I really like the topping. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

    • Thanks Alyssa! I was pleased with the topping!

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