Amaretto Cherry Pie

Bubbling hot Cherry Pie

Amaretto Cherry Pie is a baked up boozy concoction of sweet Evans and sour Bing Cherries with the Almond flavours of Amaretto.

Cherry Pie is THE most Classic Pie EVER (sorry apple)

There’s really no denying that cherry pie is as classic as pie gets. In the fall when the weather turns chilly, apple pies and pumpkin pies reign supreme. Since we have the whole summer ahead of us, the time for cherry pie is right now. Even though cherry pie ranks at the top of my list of the most drool-worthy pies, I was straining my brain trying to remember the last time I had made one. I’m embarrassed to admit that it’s been YEARS. In my family, the making of a pie is usually required for a celebratory event but in the case of this ruby beauty, it was for comfort; pure and simple.Amaretto Cherry Pie is a baked up boozy concoction of sweet Evans and sour Bing Cherries with the Almond flavours of Amaretto. #cherrypie #pie #cookingwithbooze

Have you ever grown cherries? I do know that there are several varieties that thrive in the harsh conditions of the prairies, Sour Evans Cherries being one of them. There was a small bush in the front yard of our second home and it had just started to really produce when we decided to sell the house. Since then I’ve been foraging cherries in city parks and sometimes getting lucky with finding some at the Farmer’s Market during a very slim seasonal window. Patience is key because they take forever to pit, though I’ll tell you a secret…you can find bags of frozen sour cherries at many European markets that are already pitted!Amaretto Cherry Pie is a baked up boozy concoction of sweet Evans and sour Bing Cherries with the Almond flavours of Amaretto. #cherrypie #pie #cookingwithbooze

Now for that pie. I must have really been in a pie baking zone because DAMN this has to be the best pie I have ever made. No, really. It is. I used half small sour Evans cherries that I had frozen from last year and half dark, sweet fresh Bing cherries. Then I added some amaretto and lemon zest. The rest is pie history.Amaretto Cherry Pie is a baked up boozy concoction of sweet Evans and sour Bing Cherries with the Almond flavours of Amaretto. #cherrypie #pie #cookingwithbooze

Amaretto Cherry Pie is a baked up boozy concoction of sweet Evans and sour Bing Cherries with the Almond flavours of Amaretto. #cherrypie #pie #cookingwithbooze

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Amaretto Cherry Pie

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Cherry Pie made better with booze.
  • Difficulty:Intermediate
  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:70 mins
  • Serves:8

Nutrition per portion

    Ingredients
    • 3 cups fresh or frozen Evans cherries (or other small sour cherry); pitted
    • 3 cups Bing cherries; pitted
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 5 tbsp cornstarch
    • zest of a small lemon
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 3 tbsp amaretto
    Method

    For the Filling

    1. Add cherries to a pan and place on stove over medium heat.
    2. Once the berries are sizzling and releasing juices (about 5 minutes), add the amaretto and let boil for a couple more minutes.
    3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch into the sugar.
    4. Sprinkle 1/2 of the sugar/cornstarch mixture into the cherries and stir well. Repeat.
    5. Add the lemon zest and juice.
    6. Let the mixture come to a slight boil and allow to thicken.
    7. Once the mixture has thickened, remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature.

    Baking Method

    Fill pie shell with cherry filling, cover as desired. Brush egg wash over pastry.Bake the pie in a pre-heated oven at 375 F (180 C) for 50-60 minutes, until the filling is bubbly and the pastry is golden. Let cool to room temperature before slicing.

     

    14 comments

    1. Marisa's Italian Kitchen

      Oh my goodness, I would be a real happy camper at your kitchen table if served this gorgeous pie😊

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    2. Nicole | Culinary Cool

      Oooooh my gawd!! Amaretto? Cherries? Hook a girl up! I think I’m going to have to get my hands on some cherries this year and make this pie. Sorry to hear about the car troubles. We hit a deer on our way home from Saskatoon in January. We went without a vehicle for two months.. Sucked big time, so I feel your pain.

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      1. dishnthekitchen

        yes…you live in Saskatchewan. land of the sour prairie cherries! Do it!

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    3. Teresa

      Oh, I’m so sorry about your car and the ordeal you went through. It can be so hard to decide what the best course of action is in a situation like that. I’m glad you and your son are okay. As for the pie, it sounds incredible!

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      1. dishnthekitchen

        There’s a lot of coulda woulda shoulda going through my head right now…

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        1. Teresa

          I bet! Such a scary thing to go through.

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    4. chef mimi

      wow, that must have been scary. yikes. but this pie is gorgeous! Too pretty to eat… almost.

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      1. dishnthekitchen

        It was…we still don’t know if the car is a write off yet. I suspect we will by the end of the day.

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    5. Justine @ JustineCelina.com

      Oh man, I’m so sorry to read the gruesome details of the flood, Bernice. But you’re right, it could have been much worse — glad everyone is alright. On the brightside, this pie looks absolutely wonderful! Nothing better than a big piece of fresh pie every once in a while, that’s for sure. 🙂

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      1. dishnthekitchen

        Thank you so much for stopping by Justine. In this case, pie was definitely called for. Now I guess the next step is going car shopping.

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    6. lindseylivings

      This is the first time my mouth has started watering at a picture of food and I don’t even like cherry pie. This looks SOOO good though I want to eat the whole thing. I also really hope your car ends up being okay and I’m sorry about the flooding and people taking videos. I was hoping their phones were going to fall in the water lol

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      1. dishnthekitchen

        Thank you Lindsey..yes everything turned out in the end. We managed to finally get another car in October and it’s got 4 wheel drive and is taller than my camry! We’re ready for next year’s floods!

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    7. Vanessa | Zest & Simmer

      Cherry pie has always been one of my favourite types of pie. Adding the amaretto, you’ve really brought this to the next level! Wow! I’m going to have to make this for my mom as she loves amaretto too!

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      1. Bernice Hill

        I hope your mother enjoys it! I think the secret to this pie is also the mixture of sour and bing cherries…I’m drooling now!

        Reply

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