Cherry Crumb Pie( Bon Appetite)
Well, what do you know, I finally found a fruit dessert that Robin said " that was really good". I wonder if the fact that she pitted the 3lbs of cherries had something to do with it?
Cherries are on sale for 2 weeks for the incredibly low price of 1.99lb. I saw this recipe in an August 05 issue of BA( but its not on the website). I made the crust and topping the day before and then threw it together on Saturday morning. It was really really good. Now does anyone know if I can freeze pitted cherries? I'd love to make on of these in December.
Tender Pie Crust
makes 2 dough disks, enough for 2 pie crusts
3 cups ap flour
1 3/4 tsp salt
1 cup plus 2tbls butter chilled unsalted cut into 1/2 inch cubes( I used 1 3/4 cup of butter and the rest crisco)
1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
blend flour, sugar, and salt in processor. Add butter using on/off turns, process until course meal forms. Add 8tbls ice water and vinegar and blend until moist clumps form. Gather dough together. Turn dough out onto work surface, divide dough in half. form each half into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap in saran wrap. Chill at least 1 hour( I made these the day before and took one out before I made the pie)
Sour Cherry Streusel Pie
You can use Bing cherries, add 1tbl of lemon juice to the filling.
1 and 1/4 cup flour
6tbls light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, melted.
1/4tsp vanilla extract
Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add melted butter and vanilla. Rub with fingertips until small clumps form.
Oven at 375. Place foil lined baking sheet in bottom of oven to catch spills( I baked mine on a foil lined cookie sheet)
1 cup( scant sugar). ( I thought that 1 cup was too much. Next time I'd use less)
3 1/2 tbls ap flour( I used instant tapioca)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 lbs sour cherries( I used bing)
Mix first 4 ingredients in blow. Add cherries, toss to coat. Let stand about 10 min until cherries release their juice. Transfer to crust, mounding in center. Top with streusel. Bake 20 min, tent loosely with foil and bake until top is golden about 1 hr 10 min.