How to Make the Perfect Cherry Pie

How to Make the Perfect Cherry Pie


There’s nothing quite like a homemade cherry pie. The perfect blend of sweet and tart, encased in a flaky, buttery crust. This recipe will guide you through the process of baking the perfect cherry pie, from pitting the cherries to serving up the final slice.


  • 500g (1.1 lbs) fresh cherries, pitted
  • 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 30g (1/4 cup) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ready-made pie crusts
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Granulated sugar (for sprinkling)


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pitted cherries, sugar, cornstarch, almond extract and vanilla extract. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Place one pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish. Pour the cherry filling into the crust.
  4. Top the pie with the second crust, crimping the edges to seal. Make slits on the top crust for steam to escape.
  5. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake for about 50 minutes, until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling. Allow the pie to cool before serving.


  • If you’re using sour cherries, you may want to increase the amount of sugar.
  • For a more golden crust, brush the top with a beaten egg before baking.
  • If the edges of the pie crust start to brown too quickly, cover them with foil.


With this recipe in your arsenal, you’ll be able to whip up a perfect cherry pie with ease. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or just craving a sweet treat, this pie is sure to impress. Enjoy!


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