Happy Holidays to my friends at The 36th AVENUE! I just LOVE this time of year… It makes me want to do some fill-the-kitchen-with-wonderful-aromas baking (okay… I love to do that all year long) but especially at the Holidays 🙂
Semi Homemade Cherry Pie is a decadent dessert any time of year but at the Holidays it’s hard to beat!
Semi Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe
- 2 (12oz) packages frozen sweet cherries
- ½ C cherry juice, reserved
- 5 Tbsp cornstarch
- ¾- 1 C sugar (depending on how sweet you like)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 pre-made pie crust
- ½ C oats
- ½ C flour
- ¼ C brown sugar
- ¼ C white sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 5 Tbsp butter, cold and cut into ¼ inch cubes
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine reserved cherry juice and cornstarch in a small bowl, stir until smooth.
- Pour cherries into medium sauce pan, cut each cherry in half.
- Over medium high heat, add sugar and lemon juice to cherry halves.
- Bring to a boil, add cornstarch slurry, and boil for 3 minutes to clear the starch.
- Remove from heat and cool.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine oats, flour, sugars, and cinnamon; mix to combine.
- Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until pea sized.
- Add vanilla; stir.
- Assemble pie by placing pre-made pie crust into 9 inch pie pan, crimp edges or shape into a ruffle (like photo).
- Pour filling into crust and evenly spread topping mixture on pie filling.
- Bake 45-50 minutes. Check at 25-30 minutes and cover crust with foil if getting too dark.
Semi Homemade Cherry Pie is the perfect combination of homemade taste without the mess and time of making a pie crust!
Just to make your mouths water a little bit more- here a couple of other recipes to enjoy…
I hope each of your Holidays are Merry and Bright! Oh, and filled with lots of delicious baking too.
Thank you so much for having me visit each month. I just love Desiree… she’s amazing, as you already know 🙂
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