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Tart Cherry Pie

A Tart, Michigan-Style, Cherry Pie with Streusel topping
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Pie Plate
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • pastry blender

Ingredients
  

Pie Crust

  • 1 C Flour
  • 7 Tbsp Shortening Solid Crisco
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 1/4 C Cold Water

Pie Filling

  • 4 C Pitted Tart Cherries
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1/4 C Cornstarch

Streusel

  • 3/4 C Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 C Melted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

Pie Crust

  • Mix together Flour, Shortening, Salt & Sugar with Pastry Blender or Fork
  • In a small separate bowl- Beat Egg, then add Vinegar and Cold Water
  • Mix into flour mixture and blend well
  • Optional- Chill Dough
  • Lightly flour a clean, open surface
  • Place rolling pin in center of dough mound and roll outward from center to edge, applying even, gentle pressure
  • Repeat rolling until dough is wide enough to overhang your pie plate
  • ~Lightly flour underneath dough as necessary to prevent sticking

Pie Filing

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees
  • Toss Tart Cherries with Lemon Juice, Zest, and Almond Extract
  • In a separate bowl, Mix Sugar and Cornstarch
  • Mix both bowls together and toss to coat

Streusel

  • Mix all Streusel ingredients together until crumbly
  • Sprinkle overtop the Cherry filling

Bake for 40 to 55 min. Cool and serve with Vanilla Ice cream if desired.

    Keyword cherry, Michigan, Pie, streusel, tart