This is pretty much as romantic as I can be. I don’t write poems and do all that stuff but a cherry pie with hearts is cute too. Right?! 😀
I also made a video of me making this pie – if you would believe it! So if you want to see the process and me rolling my eyes because of how yummy this pie is, then the link is below.
Cherry pieCourse: Desserts
340 gr all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
255 gr cold unsalted butter
115 gr ice cold water
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
750 gr frozen cherries
50 gr coconut or brown sugar
1 tsp coarse sugar
- Place cherries in a strainer, wash and leave to thaw.
- Cut butter into cubes. Sift flour. Combine water and vinegar.
- In a bowl, add flor, salt and butter. Using your finger tips, combine the ingredients. Most of the butter should be in small pieces and some should be flattened bigger pieces. Add half of the wet mixture to the dry and start forming the dough. Add gradually rest of the wet mixture and stop when you can take a handful of the dough, press it tougher and it can hold it’s shape.
- Transfer the dough to the working surface, divide into two, form a disk out of each piece, cover with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge between 1 hour to over night.
- After the dough has had time to rest, take one part of it out of the fridge, remove the plastic wrap and place it on a lightly floured working surface. Roll it out to 0.5cm thick and around 2-3cm wider than the pie pan on all sides. Transfer the dough to the pie pan and leave in the fridge while you continue with the rest.
- Roll out the second part of the dough and using a heart shape make lots of hearts in the dough.
- In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the filling. Depending on hour sour the cherries are and how sour you like the pie to be, add lemon and sugar to taste.
- Take the pie pan with the dough in it out of the fridge and fill it with the cherry filling. Cover with the second part of the dough. Cut off any excess dough on the sides, leaving enough to make the edges. Crimp the edges. Leave the pie in the fridge for around 15min before baking.
- Brush top of the pie with beaten egg and sprinkle over with sugar.
- Place the pie on a baking paper lined baking dish.
- Put the pie in the 220º C preheated oven, on a lower rack for around 15min, then lower the temp to 200º C and continue baking for around 40-50min or until the crust is golden brown.
- Leave to cool before serving for at least 1-2 hours.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream.