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Homemade cherry pie with vanilla ice cream
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Grandma's Soothing Cherry Pie

This homemade cherry pie recipe is not hard to prepare and there is no secret hints - just do it with love and the best dough. It is a classic recipe, maybe an old-fashioned one, but still so popular and famous that I consider everyone must try this recipe at least once.
Prep Time50 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American Cherry Pie, Cherry Pie, Old-fashioned cherry pie
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 431kcal
Author: Cookie


  • baking pan
  • rolling pin
  • Bowl
  • baking parchment paper


Crusty pastry

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2.5 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp water iced

Cherry pie filling

  • 2 lb cherry pitted
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 lemon zest


  • 1 scoop ice cream vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp sugar sanding


How to make the crust pastry

  • In a bowl, tip ½ lb of unsalted butter (220 gr) into the 2 ½ cups of all purpose flour (300 gr)
  • Rub them together until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs
  • Add 1 tbsp of sugar, ½ tsp of salt and 5-6 tbsp of iced water
  • Knead the dough with hand gently until all ingredients are fully incorporated
  • Divide the dough into 2 ball and cool them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to one hour. 

How to prepare the cherry filling

  • Place 2 lb of (1 kg) in a bowl
  • Add ¾ cups of sugar, ⅓ cup of corn starch, 1 tsp of cinnamon and zest from one lemon
  • Mix gently all ingredients until evenly moist

How to bake crusty base

  • Take a single crust and roll it into a circle, that’s about 3 inches bigger than your pie form
  • Transfer it carefully in a wide pie form greased with butter and sprinkled with flour, then prick it with a fork
  • Cover the base of the pastry with baking parchment paper and then fill it with weight (rice, beans or whatever you have)
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F( 200°C). Then remove the weight and return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes

How to assemble cherry pie

  • When the base is ready, gently pour in the cherry filling
  • Take the second crust and roll it into same circle as the first one
  • Slice it into ten medium strips( about 1 inch each)
  • Weave a lattice top crust from dough strips
  • At the end crimp the edge of the pie crust
  • Prepare an egg wash by beating 1 egg with a pinch of salt. Brush with this mixture over the lattice crust and edges
  • Sprinkle the top of pie with about 1 tbsp of clear sanding sugar
  • Bake the Cherry Pie at 425°F for 20-25 minute
  • When time expires, take the pie out of the oven and let cool for about 20 minutes before serving


Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 457IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg