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The Best Cherry Pie

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Pie, pie
Servings: 8 people



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 tablespoons cold butter cut into small cubes I put it in the freezer for 15 minutes before using
  • 1 cup ice water
  • 1 egg


  • 2 cans Oregon Red Tart Cherries in water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Cognac
  • 1-2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • First make your crust! In a food processor mix together the flour and salt. Pulse the the cold butter, a few cubes at a time until it is a crumbly mixture.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of ice water at a time to the dough until the mixture comes together.
  • Typically it takes 3 tablespoons of ice water to get it to come together.
  • Divide and press into 2 equal disks. Wrap in plastic wrap in place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • After and hour, roll out 1 of the disks to about 11 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place the rolled out dough into a 9 inch pie pan. Cover the pan with foil and fill with a pie weights or something like dry rice or dry beans.
  • Bake at 425º for 25 minutes and golden.
  • While that bakes, make the filling!
  • Drain half of the juice from the cherries. Pour the juice and cherries into a large bowl.
  • Add 3/4 cup sugar, cognac, corn starch, nutmeg and salt. It you like a more juicy pie add less cornstarch. If you want it to be more firm, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch.
  • Give it a good stir and then pour into the baked pie shell.
  • Roll out the other disk and place on top of cherry filling.
  • Whisk the egg and brush it the egg wash on top of the dough before baking.
  • Bake at 375º for another 55 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 2 hours before cutting. Enjoy!


With love + salt