Easy Semi-Homemade Cherry Pie

I used a couple of shortcuts to make this lattice crust, crumble topped cherry pie for dessert this past weekend. You can call it homemade, since it didn’t come from the freezer section – and it’s not nearly as labor intensive as doing it all from scratch.

Easy Semi-Homemade Cherry Pie

cherry pie recipe ingredients

Easy cherry pie!

2 refrigerated, rolled up pie crusts

2 20 oz. cans of cherry pie filling

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 tablespoon butter, room temperature

1 egg white

1. Set out the pie crusts ahead of time to let them adjust to room temperature, about ten minutes on a mild day should do it (if you try to un-roll the crusts too soon, they’ll come apart). Preheat the oven to 425 F.

2. Place one of the crusts into a 9″ pie dish and press in so it molds to the dish. Fill with both cans of the pie filling.

3. Make the crumbly topping by combining the sugar, flour, and butter in a medium bowl using a whisk. Just mix until pea-sized lumps start to form. Sprinkle on top of the cherry filling.

4. For the lattice upper crust: lay the other pie crust out flat on a plate and slice strips of dough using a pizza cutter. Lay these across the top of the filling in a basket-weave type of pattern.

5. To make it look nice: take some egg white (discard the yolk) and brush it on top of the crust (around the edges and on top of the lattice). Sprinkle granulated sugar all over the top (about 1-2 tsp should do it).

Egg whites: kind of gross.

6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 425, then turn down to 350 and bake for another 30 minutes, until the top and edges of the crust are golden brown. Cool & serve. Do not give any to the dog.

I can haz pie?


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Categories: dessert recipes, Light Desserts


I'm a writer of web content and advertising copy in the interactive space. I'm kind of a geek, but I like other stuff, too. My passions and loves include cooking and food, travel, music, and reading; my husband & favorite architect Jonathan; my wonderful family and friends; and my loyal, quirky dog.

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