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Cherry Pie Filling

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Ingredients
  Cherries in water 14 1⁄2 Ounce
  Quick-cooking tapioca 3 Teaspoon
  Concentrated acesulfame k 15 Gram (Five 3 Gram Packets)
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red food coloring 5 Drop
  Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Drain the cherries, reserving 1/3 cup (90 mL) of the liquid.
Whisk together all the remaining ingredients, then let the mixture thicken for 15 minutes.
Use a two-crust pastry recipe for the crust or use the phyllo recipe below.
To make a cherry pie with a phyllo dough crust, follow the general instructions for phyllo dough.
Spread out one layer and coat it with non-stick cooking spray.
Top it with a second layer, and spray.
Repeat until there are four layers on top of one another.
Lift the dough onto the fruit in the pie pan.
Coat with non-stick cooking spray.
Use scissors to trim away all but one inch (2.5 cm) around the edge.
Use your fingers to crimp it in to form an edge.
Bake in a preheated 375°F (190°C) oven for 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Healthy

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