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Cherry pie

by Christina Julia

Cherry pie

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Serves: 6-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 150g/5oz plain flour
  • 25g/1oz icing sugar
  • 100g/4oz butter, cubed
  • 50g/2oz ground almonds
  • 3 tablespoons chilled water
  • 700g/11⁄2lb pitted Morello cherries
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • caster sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

  • Sift the flour and icing sugar into a bowl. Add the butter and rub in with
    just your fingertips until the mixture is fine and crumbly. Stir in the
    ground almonds, then add almost all the water and stir into the flour
    mixture with a flat-bladed knife until the mixture forms a dough, adding
    the remaining water if necessary.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and gather together
    into a ball. Roll out on a sheet of baking parchment into a circle about
    26cm/101⁄2in in diameter. Flatten slightly, cover with cling film and
    refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6.
  • Spread the cherries in the bottom of a greased 23cm/9in pie dish.
  • Cover the pie dish with the pastry, and trim the overhanging edge.
    Brush the pastry top all over with beaten egg, and sprinkle lightly with
    caster sugar. Put the pie dish on a baking tray, and cook for
    35–40 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve warm with cream or ice cream

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