Cherry Pie with Fresh Cherries
The cherries have been great and on sale so of course I over bought…
I pulled out my trusty cherry pitter and decided to be thrifty.
After I pitted the cherries, I could have frozen them but I decided to make a pie.
6 cups of cherries
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons corn starch mixed with 4 teaspoons water to make a slurry
Put the cherries, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan.
Mix everything together on medium high heat
Keep stirring until all the sugar is melted and the cherries are coated.
Taste to see if you want more sugar and add maybe 1/2 cup more if you like.
Bring to a boil and slowly add the cornstarch mixture.
Keep stirring until the liquid starts to thicken.
Take off the heat
Preheat the oven to 350degrees
Bake a single pie crust to a light brown in a deep dish pie plate.
Mix one pound of cream cheese with one cup of powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Beat till fluffy
Put it into the pie shell
Top with the cherries
This will thicken up as it sets.
Serve with whipped cream.
This is fabulous with strawberries, blueberries, peaches or any other fruit in season.
I actually put some strawberries and blueberries in with the cherries.