My parents came to watch Grant + me inwards Des Moines for the 4th of July this year. It was weird non celebrating inwards Milwaukee but it was fun to host them inwards our bird for the showtime fourth dimension (yay!).
My mom, bless her, spent a lot of fourth dimension inwards our kitchen that day, making spud salad, chicken, together with some chocolatey-peanut buttery-rice krispie-magic bars.
My contribution? These mini cherry pies. I honey pie but I honey these manus pies more.
You larn WAYYY to a greater extent than crust this way.
I am a pie crust fiend. I honey to swallow pie crust together with Grant thinks I’m a weirdo but I volition gladly bring that championship if it agency I tin proceed eating pie crust.
I’ve made these a fewww to a greater extent than times since the 4th of July to perfect my recipe (and to swallow them. Duh). You could role fresh cherries instead of frozen to brand these – I haven’t because, good when fresh cherries are inwards flavor Grant together with I swallow them therefore fast nosotros can’t bake them into anything! I besides receive got to confess that I don’t know how to pit cherries therefore there’s that….
Fun fact: When I was a kid, I would only swallow the pits when I ate cherries because, well, I was incredibly lazy. One twenty-four hours my mom saw me together with told me that CHERRY PITS HAVE ARSENIC IN THEM YOU NEED TO STOP therefore I don’t practice that anymore.
When you lot brand these, together with I know you’re rushing into your kitchen every bit nosotros verbalise to practice only that, don’t larn out out the almond extract – it gives the filling that extra OOMPH that makes it soo difficult to non swallow it all on it’s own.
If you lot purchase frozen cherries (like I did) brand certain you lot movement them to the refrigerator nearly a twenty-four hours inwards advance to thaw.
Learn how to brand the crust here
- 2 cups sour cherries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 loving cup cane saccharide + extra for sprinkling
- 3 TBS flour
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 egg (egg wash)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sail alongside parchment paper. Make the crust together with curl it out.
For the pie filling, combine cherries, sugar, flour, together with almond extract inwards a bowl together with gently mix. Use a drinking glass to cutting out circles from the pie dough (mine were nearly 5.5 inches across) together with role a cookie spatula to gently transfer them onto the cookie sheet.
Once you lot receive got nearly vi circles on the cookie sail together with vi additional circles cutting out, add together 1-2 spoonfuls of filling into the middle of each circle on the cookie sheet. (I used a mini cookie cutter to cutting shapes out of the transcend pieces.) Don’t overcrowd the cookie sheet. It’s ok if some of the filling leaks out earlier you lot seal each pie. It happened to mine but they notwithstanding turned out fine.
Crack egg into a modest bowl together with shell alongside a fork (for your egg wash). Brush the edges of each circle all the way some alongside egg wash. Lay a circle of dough on transcend of each circle on the cookie sheet, together with lightly press the edges together to seal the pies. Using a fork, plication the edges together with and therefore brush all over alongside egg launder + sprinkle alongside cane sugar. Repeat until all the dough is used. If you lot receive got a tiny sum of dough left, you lot tin cutting out shapes alongside modest cookie cutters + sprinkle alongside sugar. Bake those for nearly 5-10 minutes on a split upwards cookie sheet.
Bake pies for 16-20 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Tops volition endure a lite golden chocolate-brown when done, together with the filling volition endure bubbling. Let cool on baking sail for five minutes, together with therefore transfer to a cooling rack. Serve alongside H2O ice cream, duh.
Yield: nearly 10 pies + five cutout flowers (depending on what size you lot brand the pies)