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Homemade Morello Cherry Pie

If you are looking for a refreshing, delicious, and truly summery taste, then you must try this Homemade Morello Cherry Pie! The tartness of the morello cherries is in perfect harmony with the sweetness of the pastry but with way less sugar than in the store-bought pies. This pie looks big but I promise that there will be no crumbs left!

Slice of Homemade Morello Cherry Pie with whipped cream on top

Homemade Morello Cherry Pie

Homemade Morello Cherry Pie
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Prep time: 15 min

Total time, including resting: 1 h 30 min

Servings: 8-10 slices


For the pastry: · 225g plain flour · 125g margarine or soft butter · 3 ½ tbsp yogurt or milk · 1 ½ tbsp sugar · 1 small egg · zest from ½ lemon · ½ tsp baking powder · pinch of salt

For the filling: · 350g morello cherries, frozen · 3 tbsp sugar · 2 tbsp semolina · 1 ½ tbsp cornflour You will also need: · 24cm pie dish · 1 small egg for egg wash

· 1 tsp granulated sugar (optional)

DIRECTIONS 1. Sift the flour together with the baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients: margarine, yogurt, sugar, egg, and lemon zest, then combine them into the flour mixture until a smooth dough forms. 2. If the pastry feels too wet, add some more flour. Place the dough in the fridge to rest for 30 min. 3. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

4. Remove the dough from the fridge and divide it into two. Take the first ball dough and roll it out to 0.5cm (0.2in) thickness on a floured surface. Carefully, transfer the pastry onto the pie dish with the help of your rolling pin, then adjust it to the size of the dish. 5. Pierce little holes in the pastry with a fork, then sprinkle it with the semolina. Add the morello cherries, sprinkle them with sugar and cornflour. 6. Now move on to the second dough ball and repeat Step 4. 7. Pierce the top layer as well and brush it generously with the egg wash, and sprinkle with the granulated sugar if using. 8. Place the pie in the oven and bake for 45-50 min.

Homemade Morello Cherry Pie

Slice of Homemade Morello Cherry Pie with whipped cream on top

Homemade Morello Cherry Pie with whipped cream on top

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Henrietta Kasa-Balogh
Henrietta Kasa-Balogh
17. sep. 2020

I will most definitely try this recipe soon!

Cherry pie is my all time favourite desert and I was struggling to find a recipe with reduced sugar and no added jelly. I also love that you shared pictures of how it is made!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! xx

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