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Old Fashioned Cherry Pie

Simple and delicious pie ideal for serving any time of year. It's perfect during the holidays or as a year round family dessert.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 205 kcal


  • 1 9" pie pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl


  • 3 Cups Tart Cherries pitted, drained if canned
  • ½ Cup Cherry Juice
  • Tbs Tapioca
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Almond Extract
  • Tbs Butter
  • 2 9" Pie Crusts


  • Note: If making your own crust, prepare it before moving one.
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line pie pan with one of your crusts.
  • Add your cherries, cherry juice, tapioca, salt, sugar, and almond extract to mixing bowl. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Allow mixture to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour cherry pie filling into crust lined pie pan.
  • Crumble butter on top of filling.
  • Add top crust and pinch together edges. Cover edge of crust with aluminum foil.
  • Note: Cut slits into top crust for ventilation. Or, you can go with a lattice top crust.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Your pie is done when crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling up.
  • Cool pie on wire rack. Serve warm or cool and enjoy!


Calories: 205kcal
Keyword Cherry Pie, Old Fashioned Recipe
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