Bing Cherry Pie
Most people make cherry pies using cherry pie filling bought at the local grocery store. This are of course the tart variety of cherries which are great for dessert dishes. However, if you have never tried a sweet bing cherry pie it is time you did.
Bing cherries are usually the delicious sweet ones you can buy almost anywhere when they are in season. Although a bing cherry pie made out of fresh cherries is utterly fantastic to your taste buds, if they are not is season a package of dried ones will do almost as good.
Here is a great bing cherry pie recipe you should try first chance you get.
Bing Cherry Pie
4 cups bing cherries that have been pitted
1 ½ cups of sugar – less if you like
2 tablespoons of butter
¼ teaspoon of almond extract
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
4 tablespoons of orange or lemon juice
pinch of salt
one pie dough crust of your choice – homemade always best
First put the bing cherries in a bowl large enough to mix a ingredients. Next put in your juice, cinnamon, sugar and salt and mix well. Let the mixture sit for around half an hour to combine flavors.
Before putting the bing cherry pie filling in the crust preheat your oven to 450 degrees and mix in the almond extract and stir.
After putting in the pie crust put small portions of butter all over the top and then put on the top crust. After putting a few holes in the crust to allow steam to escape you may want to decorate the top with pieces of pie crust. If it is some type of holiday cut out pieces to match ( such a Christmas tree for Christmas). If it is not a holiday just put on a few decorations for fun; especially if you have children in the home.
Place your bing cherry pie in the center of the over for around 15 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and cook for another 45 minutes or until the crust has a nice gold texture. Then take your bing cherry pie out of the oven and let it cool before serving. However, if you want something really special go ahead and serve while still hot with a dip of vanilla ice cream on top.
Though our website is more about the health benefits of fruit we try to give fruit lovers a little bit of everything. If you are using cherries for diet or health purposes, replace the ingredients with low calorie products and eat smaller portions.
I think you will really like this bing cherry pie recipe and so will your friends and family. It is especially good when you can get your hands on fresh bing cherries.
If you are not aware of the great health benefits of fruit you should stay around our site awhile and check out some of the great articles on the subject as well as some of the other recipes.