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Country Fair Cherry Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

A homemade cherry filling peeks out from a star-shaped pastry top. You can try different shapes for other occasions and also add almond extract for another flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Country Fair Cherry Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Dash salt
  • 4 cups fresh tart cherries, pitted
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in cherries until blended. Let stand for 30 minutes. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat.
  2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with cherry filling. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edges during the last 20 minutes to prevent overbrowning.
  3. Meanwhile, roll out remaining pastry to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into 12-14 large stars and 16-18 small stars; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Place stars randomly over cooled pie. Sprinkle edges of pie with confectioners' sugar.
Cherry Almond Pie: Once the pie filling has been removed from the heat, stir in 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 511 calories, 23g fat (15g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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