Very cherry pie

Prep 35 min
Total 1 hour 45 min
Plus cooling time
Serves 8



6 cups
halved and pitted cherries
1/3 cups
granulated sugar
3 tbsp
all-purpose flour
2 tbsp

To assemble

egg, beaten
1 tbsp
2 batches
cream cheese pastry
2 tsp
coarse sugar


  • POSITION rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat to 350F.
  • TOSS cherries with granulated sugar, flour and lemon juice in a large bowl until coated. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until flour is absorbed, 10 min.
  • BEAT egg with water in a small bowl. Roll out 1 disk of cream cheese pastry into a 13-in. circle on a lightly floured surface. Lift onto a 9-in. pie plate set on a baking sheet. Press dough over bottom and up sides of plate, leaving a 1-in. overhang. Roll out remaining pastry disc into an 11-in. circle. Using the round end of a pastry tip, cut out a 1-in. round in centre of disc. Brush bottom crust with egg wash. Scrape cherry mixture evenly into pastry. Roll top crust around rolling pin, then unroll over filling. Trim edges, leaving 1-in. overhang. Fold top edge under bottom edge. Crimp together using your index finger and thumb, or press around edges using the tines of a fork. Lightly brush pastry with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • BAKE in bottom third of oven until golden, 1 hour and 10 min. Let stand at least 2 hours before serving, or overnight.



Calories 372, Protein 7 g, Carbohydrates 51 g, Fat 16 g, Fibre 2 g, Sodium 304 mg. Excellent source of vitamin A

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