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Amaretto Sweet Cherry Pie

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 8

Amaretto and cherries are a match made in heaven in this Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust Pie Baking Championship winner. MORE+ LESS-

State Fair Pie Competition 2009
Garland, Texas

Ingredients

1
cup sugar
1/4
cup quick-cooking tapioca
1/8
teaspoon salt
4
cups halved pitted fresh or frozen (do not thaw) dark sweet cherries
1/4
cup amaretto
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1/3
cup butter toffee glazed sliced almonds
1 1/2
tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1
egg
1
tablespoon water

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix sugar, tapioca and salt; stir in cherries and amaretto. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Make pie crusts as directed on box for Two-Crust Pie using 9-inch glass pie plate. Spoon cherry mixture into crust-lined plate. Sprinkle with almonds; dot with butter. Top with second crust and flute; cut slits in several places.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat egg and water until blended; brush over top crust.
  • 4
    Line cookie sheet with foil. Place pie plate on foil-lined cookie sheet. Cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning; bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool at least 2 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Juliana Black of Garland, Texas, won 1st Place with this recipe at the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust Pie Baking Championship, 2009 State Fair of Texas.
  • For layered flavor, fold a dash of amaretto or a teaspoon of almond extract into whipped cream topping.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
41g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 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 Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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