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Deep Dish Cherry Pie

Baking a Deep Dish Cherry Pie is a piece of cake - I mean pie! Making the lattice top just makes this pie look amazing.

Deep dish Cherry Pie that is easy to make and so delicious to eat. Use tart cherries for the most flavor and bright, beautiful color.

Homemade Cherry Pie! Baked in a tart pan for an extra special deep dish treat!

Homemade Deep Dish Cherry Pie

I had some of the best cherry pie EVER while I was in up state Michigan this past fall. I’ve always loved cherry pie, so I got two pounds of frozen cherries and brought them home to hoard in the freezer bake a pie. I used a basic and triditional cherry pie filling, but I used a short cut with premade crust. I decided to bake my pie in a tart pan and the result was this amazing Deep Dish Cherry Pie. Talk about love at first sight!

Deep Dish Cherry Pie Tart. So good, so sweet, so easy, and so perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
 
This lattice top is really easy to make, honestly. It really is. I made my strips skinny using a ruler and a pastry wheel. Starting in the middle, take the longest strip and lay it on top. Continue to add parallel strips of crust on top of the pie filling. Now alternately pull back every other strip and lay a strip across it. Lay down the strips that were pulled back, and  pull back the opposite strips.

Lay a strip of dough across the lines that are down and then lay down all the strips of crust. You’ll start to see the pattern forming. Just keep alternating and layering. You can decide how close or far apart you want you your lattice or how thick or thin you want the design to be. It’s completely up to you.

 
Making a lattice top on a pie is easy. It just takes some planning and the result is amazing!
 
I loved this pie! It’ was just stunning. Tart cherries, sugar, and some corn starch make quite a tasty treat! Of course, what is a cherry pie without a scoop if vanilla bean ice cream?
 
Deep Dish Cherry Pie Tart. So good, so sweet, so easy, and so perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
 
I’m sure you’ll enjoy a big ‘ol slice of cherry pie. Just be sure you get tart cherries, not sweet cherries for this recipe. If you can’t find them in your stores, you can order them online (which can be a bit expensive) or you can find them canned. If you are fortunate to have fresh tart cherries in the summer, you can freeze a tray of them and then store them in a baggie in the freezer. 
  Homemade Cherry Pie! Baked in a tart pan for an extra special deep dish treat!
It’s so worth it. Trust me!
 
Deep Dish Cherry Pie Tart. So good, so sweet, so easy, and so perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
 
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Yield: 12 slices

Deep Dish Cherry Pie

Deep Dish Cherry Pie Tart. So good, so sweet, so easy, and so perfect with a scoop of ice cream.

Bright red and bursting with flavor - this deep dish cherry pie is a show stopper.

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups (2 pounds) frozen tart cherries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • turbinado or raw sugar, for sprinkling (optional)
  • 2 pre-made frozen crusts

Instructions

  1. Remove the crusts from the freezer to thaw. When ready, roll one smooth and use in the base of a 9" tart pan. Place into the fridge while making the filling.
  2. Toss the frozen cherries with 1/2 cup of sugar and place them into a colander over a large bowl. Let the cherries thaw and drain into the bowl for 45 minutes to an hour. There should be anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 cups of cherry juice from collected.
  3. Place the drained cherries into a large pan with the lemon juice. Mix up to 1/2 cup of the cherry juice with the cornstarch and the remaining half cup of sugar until no lumps are visible. Add the mixture to the cherries and cook over medium heat stirring gently until the mixture bubbles and thickens.
  4. Pour the pie filling into the prepared chilled pie crust and place it into the fridge to cool.
  5. Take the second pie crust and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut parallel strips of the pie crust. Make your lattice top.
  6. Whisk the egg and milk together and brush on the pie crust. Sprinkle on the turbinado sugar and return the pie to the fridge.
  7. Heat the oven to 400F and place the pie on a cookie sheet to catch anything that might over flow.Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, but check the pie half way though to check if the crust is browning too much. Tent if necessary.
  8. Remove and cool completely. Leave it to cool for at least 3 to 4 hours. The pan should no longer be warm to the touch. It's best if you can refrigerate to get a clean slice with minimal oozyness.
  9. Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Notes

If you can't get fresh sour cherries, you can used canned cherries, you should still freeze and thaw them to remove any excess juice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g
 

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Katharine Granger

Sunday 27th of December 2020

This is my go to holiday pie recipe and I'm so grateful for it! I was really lazy this year and just thawed and cooked the cherries in the microwave with the cornstarch, some Splenda, and a packet of crystallized lemon. I also just popped the pie crust dough on top without latticing it. It's still probably the best cherry pie I've ever made!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 10th of January 2021

It's such a good pie recipe! I'm glad you figured out some short cuts that work for you. No need to make a fancy lattice top - that's all for a pretty image and doesn't change the taste at all!

Angela

Tuesday 11th of February 2020

This will be my go to cherry pie recipe. It’s amazing!!!! I’ve made it twice and my husband says it’s the best cherry pie he’s ever had in his whole life and he’s 58 today, and he requested a cherry pie instead of cake. Thanks for sharing the great recipe

Karyn Granrud

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

This makes me smile!! It's all about not using too much liquid in the recipe. I'm so glad he enjoyed the pie and thank you for sharing the great results :)

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