Cherries, I Hardly Knew Ye

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9.21.15

I’ve eaten a number of slices of humble pie in my day, and it tastes like regret.  However, you eat some delicious sassy fresh cherry pie and it tastes like pure rockstar. There’s something about using fresh cherries that sets it apart from canned. I attempted a lattice crust, and it wasn’t a failure. This is a pie that I feel like I could set on a window sill and birds would steal it because it’s so delicious. 

Full disclosure: this is a post I’ve wanted to put up for a little while ago, but got distracted with other baking projects, continuously pushing this post further and further away. Not to mention that between balancing work, rehearsals, and marathon training right now, I’m pretty grateful I actually had this post on reserve, because I’ve had zero time to bake.  So truth be told, cherry season is very much over, but I still wanted to share this with you.  And you can search this post next year when cherries are BACK in season. 

I wanted to make something classic that I hadn’t tried yet, so this is what I chose. To see my favorite recipe for how to make a pie crust go here.

For the pie

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Fresh Cherry Pie
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pie crust
  2. 6 cups unpitted cherries
  3. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  4. 3/4 cup sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/4 tsp almond extract
  7. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  8. 1/8 tsp salt
  9. 1 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  10. 1 egg yolk
  11. 1 tbsp heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Mix first 7 ingredients and gently toss
  3. Roll your crust into your pie pan
  4. Pour cherry filling into crust
  5. Dot the top of your cherry filling with the cubes of butter
  6. Place second crust or lattice crust on top
  7. Gently beat yolk and cream together and brush on crust, sprinkle with sugar if desired
  8. Bake for 20 min and reduce heat to 350, bake for additional 30-35 min until crust is golden brown
  9. Allow to cool for at least 2 hrs
Notes
  1. *Don't have a cherry pitter? Use a round pastry tip or a chopstick! They both work just as well. It's a little messy and don't wear a white shirt (like a dummy) like I did while you pit your cherries.
  2. *Fruit pies can be a mess in the oven, place a rimmed baking sheet underneath to catch those juices!
  3. *If opting for a full second crust on top, don't forget to cut slits in the top
Adapted from Inspired Taste
Adapted from Inspired Taste
Domestic B(i)atch http://domesticbatch.com/

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I get caught between buying really inexpensive cute items and then spending more for quality items that will last longer.  This shirt, I couldn’t resist.  When you’re walking through Harlem and this shirt is $5 you just buy it. This shirt is RED, and I love it. It’s like wearing cherry pie. And if I wear it twice and it falls apart, who cares, it cost five bucks.

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I feel like a greaser in this outfit, like John Travolta is gonna do the hand jive with me. Or we’re racin’ for pinks. You know?

I love these Joe Fresh Skinny Jeans. Joe Fresh is a New Yorkers best friend.  Their clothes are affordable and trendy. Two JF posts in a row, they should hire me or something.

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These pictures prove that I’ve finally figured out the answer to the question, “which is your good side?” 

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Heels with jeans are always a fun choice to dress it up without feeling too fancy.

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Blouse (similar)(similar) / Joe Fresh skinny jeans / Shoes (similar) / Forever 21 Bangles (similar)

 

 

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