(14 1/2-ounce) cans OregoN®
red tart cherries in water
2 1/2 tablespoons minute tapioca
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup ice cold water
3/4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup Crisco®
solid vegetable shortening
Preheat oven to 400
Drain cherries. In a large bowl, mix cherries,
tapioca, sugar, salt and melted butter.
Canned cherries work
well in this recipe.
Crust: Set out
a large bowl. Sift flour into 2 1/4 cups, empty
Sifting flour into the cups is the secret! Then level them off.
I only sift the flour into the measuring cups for pie crust!
For all other recipes, use the dip and sweep method.
4. Stir in salt.
Take out 1/3 cup of the mixed flour
and place in a small bowl. To the 1/3 cup flour, use a fork
add the water and vinegar. Place the paste in the refrigerator.
Place ice in water, then measure for
ice cold water.
shortening into remaining flour using mixer on low
A mixer works well for this step.
in flour paste with fork. Divide dough in half.
The best crust is just about to be made :)
Roll half to fit a 9-inch pie plate.
Use plenty of flour. This is real pastry making...no photo shoot
Roll remaining dough into a
rectangle; cut into ten 1/2-inch strips for a lattice top
into a round and use a lattice cutter.
Cutting the strips by hand makes
this pie look more rustic
9. Pour filling
into unbaked pie crust. Weave strips across pie,
securing with water at each edge. Trim edges with a
in preheated oven, 45 minutes to an hour or until pie is
in center. Let sit 30 minutes before serving.
Now, wasn't that easy as pie :)
You can use this same crust for
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