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Cherry-Berry Fruit Pie

The red and blue fruit colors showing through the lattice crust make a great patriotic presentation for any 4th of July celebration.—Cathi Henke, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh tart cherries, pitted
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with fruit mixture and dot with butter. Make a lattice crust with remaining pastry. Trim, seal and flute edges. Beat egg and water; brush over lattice top.
  • Bake at 400° for 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edges with foil during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 402 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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