Cherry Pie

Move out of the way apple pie!  You’ve lost the #1 spot to cherry pie!

I am totally hooked on cherry pie and am one happy lady when there is a slice of it set before me; I don’t care if it’s made with sweet cherries or tart cherries.  And then add a scoop of ice cream, pure heaven!  Did you know that in Kansas at one time, it was against the law to serve ice cream on cherry pie? 

This cherry pie recipe is one that I’ve made for years and is great filled with sugared up tart cherries, cinnamon and lemon extracts and Kirsch brandy.  This is a simple recipe for a great pie!

We used to have two cherry trees which provided great cherries for jam, pies and more but, they’re long gone now.  So that has left me with the problem of trying to find fresh tart cherries.  They are definitely not sold in grocery stores and I have never seen them in the farmer’s markets around here.

The only ones I have been able to find are canned tart cherries.  I just wish there was a cherry orchard in the vicinity or in Southern Wisconsin!

Cherry Pie


Pastry for 9-inch, two-crust pie*
1-1/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
2 cans (16 ounces each) pitted red tart cherries, drained or 4 cups fresh or 5 cups frozen
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon Kirsch, optional
Dash salt
2 tablespoons butter


Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare pie crust.
Mix sugar and flour.
Stir in cherries and remaining ingredients, except butter.
Turn into pastry-lined pie plate.
Dot with butter.
Cover with top crust.
Flute and cut slits in the dough.
Bake until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through the slits in crust for 50 minutes to one hour.

*Pam’s note:  pie crust recipe.

It’s cherry heaven, delicious!!!


  1. Oh yep...I am sure this would be my No1 pie too!

  2. Oh it's a beautiful pie Pam! So is that why you have cherries on your header? This pie sounds great with the cinnamon and Kirsch. There are only three kinds of pies that I like. My mom's apple pie (she lives in Michigan where they have the best apples and cherries for that matter) Key Lime pie (now that I'm living in Florida only the best key limes) and your cherry pie (I wish I could take a bite).

  3. What a yummy looking pie. I love cherry pie also, but don't make it very often.

  4. My father-in-laws favorite pie was cherry. Every time I see a cherry pie it brings back happy memories of him. He was a wonderful man!

  5. What a luscious cherry pie! Delectable!

  6. Cherry Pie - Yummy! My fork is ready and your pie looks so good!

    Every year two days before Thanksgiving Day I bake three pies - Cherry, Mincemeat and Butternut Squash. Cherry is one of my family's favorites and it always is one of our desserts. :)

    Blueberry and Strawberry-Rhubarb are also really scrumptious. As you said - a la mode.


  7. I hardly ever have cherry pie and this looks SOOOOO delicious! Gorgeous photo! Thanks!

  8. Looks amazing! I need a good cherry pie recipe...thanks! And that is hilarious that it was against the law...I love silly laws like that!

  9. Pam OMG this cherry pie is the most wonderful I have seen!! beautiful! huggs, gloria

  10. That sounds so wonderful and the picture looks good enough to eat!...Kisses to M/M, have a great day, Pam.

  11. Wow, this cherry pie look perfect! It looks like it is straight out from a magazine! I never really cared for cherry pie but now I want to eat one! With vanilla ice cream :-)

  12. You make it look real good.And I agree you need ice cream to make it even better.

  13. Oh my goodness! I'm lickin' my chops just lookin' at the
    :)Keep bringing the goodies!

  14. Hi Pam,
    What a scrumptious and divine pie. Thanks for share that amazing recipe with us!

  15. Angie's Recipes, you have good tastes! lol!

    Lyndsey, that's it for the cherry header. I know exactly what you mean about mom's apple pie! That was the only apple pie I would eat and I can't make it the same as she did no matter how hard I try. And those Key Lime pies; ate many slices of them in Florida. Yum!

    Judy, thanks! Cherry pie is one pie that all of the family likes but I don't make it often either since it's so hard to find the cherries.

    Linda, that's the power of food, it brings back all those good memories! Dad's are the best!

    Sweet and Savory, thank you. It was really good!

    Adventures in Domestic Cooking, thanks! Love all the juicy cherries!

    Cinnamon-Girl, thank you! Home made pies are so good!

    JG, all your pies sound great and I wish I was at your house at Thanksgiving time! Mincemeat pie is delicious! My mom used to make it and added cooked beef to it. I'm wondering if you do also. My family does not like it though so I don't make it. Blueberry pie, yum!

    Debbi, thanks! Glad you liked it!

    À LA GRAHAM, I like those crazy laws also. Guess ice cream had quite a reputation in Kansas!

    Gloria, great! Wish I could send you a slice!

    Jacqueline, thank you. It was good! Kisses to all of your little buddies!

    Mausi, thank you! Pie is my favorite dessert and I like about any kind.

    Sage, thanks! Ice cream makes everything better, doesn't it?

    legendswife, lol! Someone needs to invent a computer gadget for sampling food! Thank you!

  16. Salsa Verde, thanks! Pie is a wonderful thing! You have a good rest of the day! Love

  17. Oh I love cherry pie and yours looks fab!

  18. oh me, oh my! that looks amazing.

  19. Pam...If I get my hands on that pie...I'm afraid you won't want me back at your table again LOL

    It looks soooo scrumptious.

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  20. Oh, dear heavens! That looks so good!

  21. A scoop of vanilla ice cream will be perfect with this beautiful pie :)

  22. Love this pie with the addition of cinnamon and Kirsch. I just bought a great big bag of these beauties to make a cherry coffe cake. Hope it turns out as lovely as yours did.

  23. Beautiful picture. That looks amazing.

  24. This looks sinfully delicious... yumm.

  25. Looks delicious!
    I don't know if I mentioned I love how your blog looks! So fresh and pretty!

  26. Alessandra, me too! Thanks!

    SnoWhite, it tastes that way too! lol

    Foodessa, I'd like you at my table any time! Glad you like it and thanks for the visit!

    Celeste, thank you! It didn't last long!

    Biren, the ice cream was like icing on the cake! Thanks!

    Carla and Michael: Oh, I'd love a slice of your cherry coffee cake! It sounds delicious and I'm sure it is! Thank you!

    Clements Family, thanks! Cherries are the best!

    RV, sinfully full of calories, for sure! Thanks for the visit!

    Diane, Thanks so much about the pie and the blog also! Have a good day!

  27. thanks for joining my blog :) it great having new followers.

    much thanks

  28. Betty Bake, you're welcome!

  29. I LOVE cherry pie, though I've never attempted to make it... I'm way too scared!


  30. Jordan, go for it! It's pretty easy and delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

  31. Just look at those cherries bursting out of the crust!!!
    Cherries are very expensive here.
    I don't think I'll ever make it here, because it'll cost me 2 week's lunch.

  32. This looks amazing! I must try it!

  33. Hello Pam! I'm so happy to have found you thru my blog! I too adore adore adore cherries! I would be in mourning for a long time if I had cherry trees like you did and they had to come down....sadness. Your cherry pie looks so good! I have found tart cherries @ Trader Joe's - not sure if you have one in your neck of the woods. Congrats on being a Grammy soon! What is your daughter-in-law's due date?

  34. Blogger wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more...., oh my gosh! That's a lot of money for cherries! Thankfully, they aren't so costly here!

    Mrs. M, great! Hope you try it!

    Avril Miller, I was just at Trader Joe's Saturday and never thought of looking for the cherries there! I will be returning there soon!

    The baby is due on Feb 22nd and I can hardly wait! Thanks for the congratulations and for stopping by and sharing the info!!!


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