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Fresh & Wholesome Cherry Pie

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When cherries are cheap you just have to make cherry pie. Surround the cherries in a whole wheat pie crust for a wholesome dessert
Ingredients
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sweetener 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch/Tapioca flour 3 Tablespoon
  Pitted cherries 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Whole wheat pastry flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sweetener 3 Tablespoon (Agave / Brown Rice Syrup / Barley Malt)
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

For the Filling

Mix the cornstarch or tapioca flour with the water in a large pot until the starch dissolves. Add the cherries and sweetener. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring regularly. Remove from the heat. Add the almond extract and optional salt. Set aside.

For the Pie Crust

Blend the dry ingredients thoroughly by hand or with a dough attachment in a food processor or mixer. Add the oil and blend until there are pea-sized balls. Add the water, a little at a time, until it forms into a dough. Knead a few times and form into a flattish ball.

Optional: Place the dough in the refrigerator for about an hour and then let it sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes before rolling out.

Break the dough in half. Sprinkle a little flour on a counter top. Use a rolling pin to gently roll the dough into a round shape about 2-3 inches larger than the pie pan. It should be about 1/4 inch thick. If it sticks, use a spatula to gently loosen it from the counter top. Roll the dough over the rolling pin, pick it up and place in the pie pan. Form the dough to the sides of the pan and trim the excess from the edges.

Roll out the other ball of dough.

Pour the cherry filling into the pie pan.

Roll the top crust on to the rolling pin and unroll it over the top of the cherry filling. Crimp the edges together with your fingers or a fork.

Place the pie in the pre-heated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the crust is lightly brown. Remove and cool on a rack. Serve with a scoop of non-dairy frozen dessert or soy whipped cream.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
If you are buying cherries in a reasonable price, then you should go for making a cherry pie. This is going to be the ultimate dessert for the cherry season, which can be enjoyed along with friends and family members. Bake in lot, so that you have enough stock to present. Follow the detail direction in this video and get into action.

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