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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
Servings: Fills one 9 or 10 inch pie
1 quart fresh sour red cherries, pitted (if fresh cherries are not available, use 2 (2-pound)
cans sour red pitted cherries with 1/4 cup of the juice)
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl combine the cherries with the sugar, cornstarch, lemon rind, almond extract, and salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain the mixture into a bowl, measure the juices, and add water if needed to measure 1/4 cup. Toss the filling lightly and pour into pie or tart crust.
Fills one 9 or 10 inch tart or pie.
Date: February 7, 2003