Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 40 mins
There’s nothing quite like cherry pie with ice cream for dessert on a warm summer night, but why not try mini pies instead of traditional slices? They’re as sweet and delicious as their bigger cousin, but everyone gets their own pie to enjoy, so there’s no more fighting over the last piece!
1 lb cherries, pitted and chopped (leave some in halves for texture)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
1 Tbs cornstarch
2 pkgs rollout pie crusts
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 375° F. Put cherries in medium bowl; add sugar. Mix gently. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and Pimm’s; mix gently. Sprinkle cornstarch over top; toss gently. Set aside.
Roll out dough. Measure and trim to fit 6 mini pie pans. Press and even out crusts. Fill each with about 2 to 3 tablespoons filling, depending on size of shells. If desired, cut out shapes for tops of pies (circles, hearts, stars or strips to make a lattice top). Place shapes on top of filling, if using.
Brush crusts and tops with beaten egg. Place pies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake pies for 30 to 40 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and tops are golden brown. Remove from oven. Let cool slightly before eating. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
Recipe provided by Northwest Cherries
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The Best Pairs Your Cherries
It’s cherry season, and with cherries on sale right now at Brookshire’s, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to experiment with different pairings. While cherries are perfect on their own, there are plenty of ways to pair them with other foods. For sweet treats, cherries pair well with dairy products like sweet cream and ricotta cheese, while savory pairings include Camembert or Goat Cheese for appetizers and pork and beef for entrees.
World’s Largest Cherry Pie
We love our mini pies, but they got us wondering just how big a cherry pie could get. It turns out, over 20 feet in diameter and up to 39,683 pounds. The small town of Oliver in British Columbia, Canada, holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cherry pie since 1992 after beating out previous record holders: Traverse City, Michigan with a 28,350 pound pie in 1987, and the original by Charlevoix, Michigan, weighing in at 17,420 pounds. We’ll stick with our minis for now.