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It’s week number 6 in the Pie-arama of 2011. Where is this year going??? The months are speeding by but winter seems to be hanging in there.
In honor of the upcoming birthday of our first President, George Washington, I baked a traditional fresh Cherry Pie. Did you know that George Washington grew up a few miles from our home in Fredericksburg, Virginia? His mother’s home is still standing and can be toured daily. George Washington’s sister also lived in Fredericksburg near her mother in a wonderful estate named Kenmore. Come for a visit and see history for yourself 🙂
I don’t know if George really chopped down a cherry tree but if he did, it must have been to get enough cherries to make this pie! You know, we try hard here at SRFD to be historically accurate.
Fresh Cherry Pie
Double crust pie pastry, unbaked
1 1/3 cups sugar
4 drops almond extract
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups fresh cherries
2 tablespoons butter, cut up
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Wash cherries and remove pits.
Mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon and almond extract.
Fold in cherries.
Pour cherry mixture into an unbaked pie crust.
Dot the top of the fruit with butter and cover with remaining dough crust.
Bake for 35 – 45 minutes in a 425 degree oven.
Allow pie to set until no longer hot.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream topping.
Enjoy ~ Thanks for stopping by!