Once again it is National Cherry Month!

Last updated on July 1st, 2022 at 10:51 am

It’s National Cherry Month and your customer’s mouths will water at the sight of this delicious Cherry Pie recipe!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups pitted sour cherries
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 10 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Cut the shortening into the flour and salt with the whisking blades of a stand mixer until the crumbs are pea sized. Mix in cold water. Refrigerate until chilled through. Roll out dough for a two crust pie. Line a 9 inch pie pan with pastry.
  2. Place the cherries, sugar, and cornstarch in a Stainless Steel Saucepan. Allow the mixture to stand for 10
    minutes, or until the cherries are moistened with the sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Lower the heat; simmer for 1 minute, or until the juices thicken and become translucent. Remove pan from heat, and stir in butter and almond extract. Pour the filling into the pie shell. Cover with top crust.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F (190 degree C) Oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

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1 Response

  1. Joann says:

    Love anything cherry. Printed off the recipe to make this weekend. Also, will be attending the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC this year. Check out http://www.nationalcherrymonth.com for a listing of all of the cherry festivals this year.