How to Make a Classic Cherry Pie

Delicious Homemade Cherry Pie, Flaky Crust, piece on a plate and the whole homemade cherry pie, top view,
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Ingredients: For the Pie Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

For the Cherry Filling:

  • 4 cups pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Coarse sugar (for sprinkling on to


  1. To make the pie crust, mix together the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add the cold butter and cut it into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or your fingers, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Gradually add the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together and forms a ball.
  4. Divide the dough into two equal parts and flatten each into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  6. In a large bowl, mix together the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, salt, almond extract,
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