Cherry Pie

easy & delicious

Tasha's Artisan Foods


– Wholewheat flour – Butter – Caster/powdered sugar – Chilled water – Cherries, pitted – Sugar – Cornflour – Lemon juice all ingredients below!

step 1

Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Rub the chilled butter in the mixture, using your fingertips.

step 2

When it resembles coarse breadcrumbs, add iced cold water, just enough to bind the dough. Using the palm of your hand, push the dough away from you 4-5 times until its smooth.

step 3

Roll into a ball and flatten it into a disk. Wrap in clingwrap and refrigerate until ready to use. This should rest for at least an hour.

step 4

When you’re ready to bake, keep a 7" pie pan handy and preheat the oven to 180C. Combine the pitted cherries, sugar, cornflour and lemon juice in a bowl.

step 5

Unwrap the dough and flour your work surface well. Divide the dough into 2/3rd and 1/3rd parts.

step 6

Working with the bigger part, roll it out into a circle. Place the dough gently into the pie pan. Trim the edges of the pastry to fit the sides of the pan.

step 7

Combine the pie trimmings with the balance pie dough. Roll it out into an 8" circle. Using a sharp knife, cut into 16 strips.

step 8

Lay 8 strips of dough on the pie filling in one direction. Crimp the edges of the strips with the pastry lining the pan.

step 9

Now lay the balance 8 strips of dough crosswise across the filling. Again crimp the pastry edges. Brush with melted butter or cream or beaten egg.

step 10

Bake for 30 -35 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the juices bubbling.

step 11

Allow the pie to cool for a couple hours before slicing and serving. Enjoy!