Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crumb Top Cherry Pie

A beautiful and easy cherry pie to make you smile.

And to cause your dog to drool.

Easy stuff, and so good.  Found the recipe at Jam Hands.  The crumb topping really makes it!  Enjoy!

1 1/2 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
3 tablespoons cornstarch*
2 cans OregoN Red Tart Pie Cherries, drained, reserve juice from one can  *I just used two cans of regular cherry pie's already thickened.
1/4 tsp red food coloring (optional)
1/4 tsp almond extract (optional)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 prepared pie crust

Crumble Topping:
1/2 cup butter, cold
1/2 cup sugar
1 c. flour

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drain the cherries and reserve the juice from only one can. In a saucepan, stir the cherry juice into the combined mixture of the cornstarch and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Gently stir in cherries and optional ingredients. Remove from heat. Pour filling into pastry lined pie pan. Dot with butter or margarine.

2. Prepare crumble topping: Using a pastry cutter or fork, blend the crumble topping ingredients together. Sprinkle over the pie.

3. Bake 45 minutes or until crust browns and filling begins to bubble. If necessary, cover edges with aluminum foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent over-browning. Cool pie several hours to allow filling to thicken before slicing.


scrambledhenfruit said...

Yum...made me drool too. :)

Kim said...

That is one killer cherry pie. The crumb topping seals the deal for me too. I'd love a slice right now.

Leslie said...

Ahhh. I hope you gave him a bite!!

Velva said...

Your dog would definitely be the only one drooling. This looks delicious. Believe it or not, I prefer fruit pies and crumbles. Love it.


Joanne said...

Crumb-topped pies are definitely my favorites! This looks perfect!

The Japanese Redneck said...

drooling now. Looks good.

Pegasuslegend said...

that first drip in the picture is sooooo enticing!

teresa said...

oh, cherry pie sounds SO good right now, delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

Crumb topped pies are my favorite!

Anonymous said...

(: you help my healthy eating quest alot ;)

Anonymous said...

(: you help my healthy eating quest alot ;)

The Daily Dish said...

Your cherry pie looks AWESOME. And I'm so glad your dog's so much better behaved than mine. I caught Roxy scarfing down cookies last week, just before I was due at a BBQ. Those guests were lucky I had potatoes to roast instead, or they might have been treated to a whole lotta dog lick cookies.

Reeni said...

Your dog is so cute - reminds me of my cat! The pie is mouth watering!

Taste and Tell said...

I love crumb toppings - and this looks amazing!

Raina said...

Love the pics of your dog looking at the I would be looking at it like that looks and sounds wonderful:)

Monet said...

This seems like a lovely way to start my Saturday...making a pie! Thank you for sharing with me. I'm sitting down to a leisurely breakfast, and, as always, your blog is wonderful reading material. I hope you have a happy weekend, my friend!