Grandma's Cherry Pie

Luscious! Cherry pie is perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but taken "straight," it's still sublime. This is one of the best pies you can make. From an article on Cherry Pie for Your Valentine.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/3 tablespoons butter (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 14.5-ounce can of pie cherries, NOT cherry pie filling (look for Pitted Red Tart Pie Cherries in water)
  • Pastry for double-crust pie
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon and undrained cherries. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils (about 6 or 7 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in almond extract.
  3. Pour mixture into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell. Dot with butter. Cover with top crust, seal edges and crimp. If a lattice crust is not used, put one or several vents in the crust.
  4. Bake at 425°F for 30 to 35 minutes until crust is brown.

Prep time: 25 Min; Cooking time: 30-35 Min; Total time: 55-60 Min

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