National Cherry Pie Day | Almond Cherry Pie – The Foodie Patootie

National Cherry Pie Day | Almond Cherry Pie

Ah, National Cherry Pie Day. The all-American treat, right? When I think of cherry pies, I think of 4th of July parties by a lake with red, white and blue decor, thick green grass you love walking barefoot in, potato salad and BBQ ribs. Mmm, I’m getting hungry…

Today I’m sharing a cherry pie, of course, but with a slight twist that I think you’ll really enjoy.

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I’ve confessed my love for almond before, and I thought almond and cherry would go so well together. With just a couple of drops, it turned this pie into something even more delicious.

My intention was to create a pattern on the top of the pie with the slivered almonds, but I got lazy. Such things will happen when you are dreaming about backyard barbecues.

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National Cherry Pie Day | Almond Cherry Pie
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: The Foodie Patootie
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Serves: 6-8
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts (1 box) for a 9-inch pie (I used Publix brand)
  • 2 (21 ounce) cans of cherry pie filling
  • 1 tsp + 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • Egg wash
  • Course white sugar crystals
  • Slivered almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Roll out one of the pie crusts into the pie dish. Combine the egg wash with 1/4 tsp almond extract and brush over the crust and edges.
  3. Pour cherry pie filling into the crust and add 1 tsp almond extract, stirring to combine. Cover with the second pie crust, combining the edges of both crusts and creating a flute pattern. Brush with more egg wash over the top and edges. Create a couple of slits in the top of the pie.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the top of the pie is nice and golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar crystals and arrange slivered almonds on top.

Tomorrow: National Sticky Bun Day


6 Responses to “National Cherry Pie Day | Almond Cherry Pie”

  1. Kelly — February 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I haven’t had a cherry pie in soooo long… I think I might try this, but use amaretto in place of the almond extract…

    • Jennifer — February 24th, 2014 @ 11:25 am

      Oooo amaretto would be great, I’m sure.

  2. Jenn C — February 20, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Sounds like a winner of a recipe to me. I bet this pie didn’t last long at your house.

    • Jennifer — February 24th, 2014 @ 11:23 am

      Nope, it sure didn’t! lol

  3. Chelsea — February 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    This is such a beautiful pie!

    • Jennifer — February 24th, 2014 @ 11:15 am

      Thanks, Chelsea!

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