ABC Pie - Almond Bing Cherry

Discover how great ABCs can taste with this cherry pie that won top honors at the Minnesota State Fair.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 3 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
4
cups fresh halved pitted or frozen (partially thawed) dark sweet cherries (2 lbs)
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
3/4
cup sugar
3
tablespoons cornstarch
1
tablespoon cold butter, cut into small pieces
2
tablespoons milk
2
tablespoons sugar
1/4
cup sliced almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using 9-inch glass pie plate.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cherries, lemon juice and almond extract. In small bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch; stir into cherries. Spoon into crust-lined pan; dot with butter.
  • 3 To make lattice top, cut second crust into 1/2-inch-wide strips with pastry cutter. Place half of the strips across filling in pie plate. Weave remaining strips with first strips to form lattice. Trim ends of strips even with edge of bottom crust. Fold trimmed edge of bottom crust over ends of strips, forming a high stand-up rim. Seal and flute.
  • 4 In small saucepan, place milk, 2 tablespoons sugar and the almonds. Heat to boiling; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Brush over lattice strips.
  • 5 Bake 20 minutes; cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Bake 30 to 40 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool at least 2 hours before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    410
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    290mg
    290%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    66g
    66%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    35g
    35%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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