To celebrate she is throwing an America, FUCK YEAH party and I'm making her a Cherry Pie.
I've never made a cherry pie before, can you believe it?
SO I've searched the internet for the perfect recipe and I'm testing it out this afternoon.
In fact, it's just gone in the oven now.
Hey Jo. Stop being so pretty.
- 2 large jars of cherries (about 4 cups)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar.
- 6 tablespoons cornflour.
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract.
- a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Short crust pastry ( I cheated and used frozen stuff)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter.
- 1 tablespoon sugar, to sprinkle.
Place cherries in medium saucepan and place over heat.
After the cherries lose considerable juice, which may take a few minutes, remove from heat.
Mix the sugar and cornflour together. Pour this mixture into the hot cherries and mix well.
Add the almond extract, if desired, and mix.
Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently.
Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water or juice from the canned cherries, too thin, add a little more cornstarch.
Preheat the oven to 190.
Prepare your crust.
Pour cooled cherry mixture into the crust. Dot with bits of butter.
Cris-cross pastry strips across top and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.
Eat covered in ice-cream and try not to cry when you realise how delicious it is.
Here it before i popped it in the oven.