Semi Homemade Cherry Pie
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Serves: 8
  • Filling:
  • 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
  • Topping:
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Filling:
  3. Combine reserved cherry juice and cornstarch in a small bowl, stir until smooth.
  4. Pour cherries into medium sauce pan, cut each cherry in half.
  5. Over medium high heat, add sugar and lemon juice to cherry halves.
  6. Bring to a boil, add cornstarch slurry, and boil for 3 minutes to clear the starch.
  7. Remove from heat and cool.
  8. Topping:
  9. In a medium mixing bowl combine oats, flour, sugars, and cinnamon; mix to combine.
  10. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until pea sized.
  11. Add vanilla; stir.
  12. Assemble pie by placing pre-made pie crust into 9 inch pie pan, crimp edges or shape into a ruffle (like photo).
  13. Pour filling into crust and evenly spread topping mixture on pie filling.
  14. Bake 45-50 minutes. Check at 25-30 minutes and cover crust with foil if getting too dark.
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