Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cherry and Huckleberry Pies!

We made two pies out of some of the cherries and berries we have been picking lately.  We made one cherry and one huckleberry / cherry.  This recipe is for canned cherries - you have to do something different with fresh cherries and we learned that the hard way :)  The pies taste great but they didn't thicken so all the filling came out when we cut them.  But this works great with canned berries.

 This recipe makes 2 pies
The Crust:

 1 cup butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons salt
10 - 12 tablespoons ice water

Let the butter and coconut oil melt and then mix them up (we were lazy this time and made the crust in the food processor)

Butter an oil

Then put the flour and salt in

You want really freezing cold ice water - like as cold as you can get it

Mix up the butter, coconut oil, flour and salt

Then add 10 - 12 tablespoons of the ice water, mixing in between each one, just a bit.  You really don't want to over mix at this stage.

It should look like this when you are done

Set the dough aside and now for the filling:

5 cups canned cherries
3 3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup huckleberries (optional - we only did it on one of our pies) - you will only do 3/4 cups per pie
some sprinkles of Almond extract

Here are the pie sized bags we froze the cherries in

Put them in a bowl

And add the sugar and flour

Then the sprinkles of almond extract

Yummo!  Can you smell that?!?!
 Then we are going to come back to the crust:

Mom put her apron on for this part - because you always get flour on your clothes :)

Put flour on the cutting board

Then you divide your dough into 4 sections - one piece should look like this

Then roll it out to the right size for your pie pan

Then sort of roll it over the rolling pin like this to put in on your pie pan

Then fill it in with your filling

Fill it up to where it is level with the edge of the pie pan
Then roll out the top crust and put it on top

Making scallops on the edges

Then you cut these 4 little pieces out so that it can ventilate and not pop :0

Bake at 425 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes

All baked

 That looks SO tasty!  I have to go eat some now :)  Have a great time making this yummy pie!

1 comment:

  1. My cherry pie came out yummy too! I used half butter and half lard for the crust...just run through the food processor to make crumbles in the flour. I let the machine do the distribution of butter/lard and get nice flakey result! The cherrires were great tasting and tart!

    I froze enough for two more pies. I went by measure rather than weight. My recipe calls for 4 cups of fresh berries and that is just right for my big pie pan.

    Boy, we sure eat good!

    Hope you're all having a wonderful Lord's day!


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