Recipe with step-by-step photos for Cherry Pie, inspired by the cult TV series, Twin Peaks. This recipe uses homemade pastry, as well as fresh cherries but you can substitute with frozen cherries.
For the pastry
For the cherry filling
For the egg wash
To make the pastry
To make the cherry pie filling
To assemble the cherry pie
I used a 22 cm (9 inch) pie dish for this cherry pie. The recipe produced enough pastry for this size pie dish with some leftover.
I bought 1.8 kg (4 lb) of cherries to make this pie and, after removing the stones, stems and any dodgy fruit, I was left with a mere 1.1 kg (2 lb) of cherries. I nevertheless proceeded to make the cherry filling as per the recipe which turned out very well, despite having less cherries than required.
For my 22 cm (9 inch) pie dish, I needed only half of the cherry pie filling.
To make a lattice pie crust, please see my post on How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust with step-by-step photos.
Both the pastry and cherry pie filling can be made ahead of time and kept covered in the fridge until needed.
The cherry pie can also be assembled ahead of time and kept uncovered in the fridge. When you are ready to bake, simply brush it with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar before baking.
This pie keeps well on a covered cake stand for several days at room temperature.
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To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.