Cherries going fast!

One of my favorite summer fruits is in full season but they won’t be for long. Get your kids in the kitchen today and bake Cherry Pies in Mason Jars, just for the sweet fun of it!
Cherry Pie Baked in Jar
4 cups fresh or frozen tart cherries pitted
1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 tablespoon almond extract (optional)
1 Pillsbury pie crust
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, to dot
6-8 mason jars
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, to sprinkle
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place cherries in medium saucepan and place over heat. Cook for 4-7 minutes until cherries have lost a lot of juice, remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Pour this mixture into the hot cherries and mix well. Add the almond extract and mix. Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water, too thin, add a little more cornstarch. Unroll pie crust and using the lid to the mason jars cut out rounds, one for each jar. Pour ½ cup of cherry filling into each jar, top with crust, sprinkle with sugar before baking for 20-25 minutes until crust is browned.

About Lorie Fangio

I am a lifestyle advisor with a passion for connecting families Around the Table for mealtime. We are becoming a society that doesn’t even speak to each other, texting and internet relationships are the norm and it is impacting our culture. I believe the human connection as we know it, is in danger. Finding time to spend together as a family unit can be difficult especially with dual family careers and children that are often hyper scheduled. My mission is to inspire families, with a no nonsense approach to real food. Gathering Around the Table is key to the foundation of familial relationships. Sitting down to a meal is much more than breaking bread, it is a bonding ritual for families that actually protects our kids from all the dangerous stuff in the world. With tips and techniques we can all get our families Around the Table!
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2 Responses to Cherries going fast!

  1. Gary Abshire says:

    Delicious! Albertson’s has the bing cherries by the bag out right now. Great snack! Mmmm cherry pie! I need to make a road trip over there for a slice if you’ll save me one!

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