Mr. Fred was there with a box of cherries he had picked from his tree for me. I thought it was pretty sweet of him and I was very excited to try this recipe from my friend Alison. The only problem is, I don't have an ice cream machine. That will hopefully be remedied at the end of the month when we go to Great Falls. Until that time, I had a box of cherries I needed to do something with.
I have never had cherry pie. Clark asked me to make him one, and because I love him, I thought I would try my hand at it. I have never baked a pie. Well, that's not quite true. I make impossible pie, impossible pumpkin pie, and lemon meringue pie but only with pre-made crusts. This was my first ever pie that I made 100% from scratch.
On a side note, I think I need to purchase a cherry pitter. It took me over two hours to pit 20 cups of cherries. It was sticky business. I got pretty good at it near the end.
Before it went in the oven.
After it came out. It looked pretty good!
Here's a problem I had, maybe one of my baking readers can help me out with it. My pie didn't set and was quite watery. It still got an enthusiastic two thumbs up from Clark, so I don't think the taste was compromised, I just thought it would maybe taste more like the pies you get when you use the cherry pie filling. More like a jello with cherries in it.