Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe

 Recreate some favorite childhood memories with these fresh cherry pies. This  recipe creates enough dough and filling for two pies, so you can save some for  later or serve a crowd! Pitting cherries might seem a lot of work, but that’s  what kids are for — free labor.
  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ice water

For the  pie:

  • 5 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

For the  dough:

Dice the butter finely and place in the freezer. When the butter is frozen,  combine the flour, sugar, salt, and butter in the bowl of a food processor and  pulse until still small beads of butter remain. While pulsing, slowly drizzle in  the water until the dough starts to come together. Remove from the food  processor and knead by hand until the dough has formed.

For the  pie:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the cherries, vanilla extract, butter, and lemon juice in a small  saucepot over medium heat. In a bowl mix the dry ingredients together and add to  the cherries. Once the cherries release their natural juices, bring the mixture  to a simmer. As soon as it reaches a simmer, stir constantly for 10 minutes.  Remove the mixture from the heat and let cool to room temperature.

For each pie, take half of the dough and roll ¼-inch thick and line a 9-inch  pie tin with the dough. Place half of the filling in the tin. Top the tin with  another round of ¼-inch-thick pie dough. Cut a few slices into the top of the  pie. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, whip the egg in a bowl. When the pie has reached a light brown  color, remove from the oven, brush with the egg wash, and top with some sugar.  Return to the oven and continue baking for the remaining time. Let cool before  serving and enjoy!

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