Monday, February 20, 2012

As American as Cherry Pie: Highlights from this Morning's Show

National Cherry Pie Day:
In addition to being President's day, it's National Cherry Pie Day which is fitting since there is a rumored story about Pres. Washington chopping down a Cherry tree as a boy.  Whether or not he did, it's still a great reason to celebrate with some delicious pie.  Here's a recipe I found.
Cherry Pie with Lattice Top
Serves: 8 servings

1 can cherry pie filling
12 ounces frozen mixed berries, drained
1 tablespoon Cherry flavoring
1 box ready made pie crust
Flour, for dusting
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon sugar

Directions:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine cherry pie filling, mixed berries and cherry flavoring. Set aside.  Gently unfold bottom crust onto floured pie dish. Pour berry filling into unbaked crust. Using a pie pan as a guide, cut a circle for the top crust from a sheet of pie crust. Use a lattice cutter to create a pattern, and generously flour each piece so that pieces of lattice do not stick. Top pie with lattice strips and flute the edge of the pie with a fork. Brush top crust with beaten egg and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake for 40 minutes, or until bubbling appears in the middle of pie. Cover pie with aluminum foil halfway through baking. Let sit for 20 minutes before serving.

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