Homemade Cherry Pie Filling inside of perfectly baked lattice pie crust makes for the perfect summer dessert! Top it with a bit of whipped cream and a few fresh cherries for that classic cherry pie look!
This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
Whenever I think of summer in the south I always picture a sweet little picnic under a shaded tree with a cute little picnic basket, a red and white checkered picnic blanket and a classic sweet cherry pie sitting there ready for dessert.
haha Now do we have a lot of sweet little picnics during the summer here. UM….that’s a negative haha. We have cookouts (I prefer the ones by the pool) and sometimes we just eat outside in the evenings but most of the time it’s just too dang hot to enjoy a sweet little picnic outside.
If you live in the south you know what I mean.
I prefer my little picnics in the spring or fall but I still picture picnics and cherry pies hand in hand when I think of them.
This Classic Sweet Cherry Pie is made with sweet cherries instead of tart pie cherries. It’s a little darker than the cherry pie you probably picture in your head when you think of southern cherry pie, but y’all it’s so good!
Plus it’s so much easier for me to find sweet cherries around here.
I’ve only found tart pie cherries at the farmer’s market ONCE! ONCE!
However, these sweet cherries are pretty much everywhere during the summer.
So you know, today is the second day of #SummerDessertWeek here on the blog. I though this Classic Sweet Cherry Pie would be perfect since Rainier Fruit sent us cherries for #SummerDessertWeek and OXO sent us a cherry pitter and one of their lovely glass pie dishes!
Speaking of the cherry pitter, do you have a cherry pitter? If not, you need one! I had never had one before but when OXO sent me one a few weeks ago I was too excited to use it!
It made pitting the cherries a breeze! I’ll link to a little video here of me pitting these cherries with the OXO cherry pitter over on Instagram.
I don’t think I’ll ever go back to cutting the pits out by hand again.
Now for the top, I made a lattice top for this Classic Sweet Cherry Pie. They are pretty easy to make but if you need a tutorial, there are tons of YouTube videos on how to do them.
Feel free to serve this plain but I love to top this cherry pie with whipped cream and a few fresh sweet cherries.
SPONSORED ITEMS USED IN THIS RECIPE:
- Dixie Crystals – Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- Rainier Fruit – Sweet Cherries
- OXO – Cherry Pitter
- OXO – Glass Pie Plate
Classic Sweet Cherry Pie
- 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened (two crusts total)
- 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 4 cups sweet cherries, pitted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- Whipped Cream for topping (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Add cherries, water, honey, and 1/4 cup sugar to a medium sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer. Let simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in cornstarch. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, let cool.
- Roll out first pie crust and lay it into a 9 inch pie dish.
- Carefully press the dough to fit the pie dish.
- Fill the crust with the cooled cherry pie filling.
- Roll out the second pie crust and cut the pie crust into 1 inch strips.
- Use the pie crust strips to make a lattice top on top of the pie.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- (After about 15-20 minutes you may want to remove the pie and carefully wrap foil around the edges so that they don't burn)
- Let Cool.
LOVE IT? PIN IT!
Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
No Bake Treats:
- No-Bake Banana Split Lasagna Lush from Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake from The Whimsy One
- Classic Sweet Cherry Pie from Big Bear’s Wife
- Cherry Lime Puff Pastry Tarts from Daily Dish Recipes
- Cherry Vanilla Tart from The Domestic Kitchen
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels from Jen Around the World
Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You’re going to love what we have in store for you.
There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!
Prize #2 — Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!
Prize #3– OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.
OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.
Prize #4 — Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.
Prize #5 — General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.
Prize #6 — Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older.. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterwards and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.