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Cherry Pie

Cherries are rich in vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium and as they are packed with antioxidants called anthocyanins, they help in preventing cancers and heart diseases. They are also a good source of fiber which helps in proper digestion. This delicious recipe takes a little time to prepare but at the end you will be delighted that you made this nutritious fruit recipe. This recipe is a great snack items for kids in the evening and even athletes and runner prefer this recipe as cherries have the necessary vitamins in them to reduce pain and joint soreness after heavy workouts. Below, the ingredients needed to prepare this recipe are listed out followed by instructions.



  • 1 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of softened butter
  • 2 cans of  pitted tart cherries
  • ½ cup of cherry juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and in the mean while drain cherries reserving ½ cup of juice.

2. Combine sugar, salt and cornstarch and mix them well and then combine cherry juice, food coloring, almond extract and lemon juice.

3. Add the above mixture to dry ingredients and mix them well.

4. Finally add some cherries and butter to them and combine them together and allow it to stand for 15 minutes.

5. Now pour the cherry mixture into pie crust and finish top with lattice pie crust work.

6. Bake it for 50 to 55 minutes and then if needed you can add some nuts or chocolate chips as toppings to decorate this recipe.

Even though this recipe takes a little extra time to bake it, it is truly a delicious recipe. It serves for about eight adults when you use the above quantities mentioned in the ingredient list. One can even add some egg white to the crust and instead of almond extract you can also use some other extracts preferably vanilla. You can try this mouth-watering recipe on any weekends or special occasions like birthdays or a get together and share your happiness with your friends.

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