National Pie Day

2015-03-14 20.16.17I LOVE PIE!!! I didn’t know there was such a thing as National Pie Day but lo and behold when we were at Costco today, there was a huge sign over a kiosk announcing it and they were selling huge apple and cherry pies. So of course I had to come home to bake a cherry pie. I have fallen in love with an oil pie crust that just allows anyone who has ever been afraid of making pie crusts, to make their own, without buying the prepared pie crusts that taste so salty.

Crusts

3 cups flour

1/2 teas salt

4 teas sugar

4 tables milk

1 cup oil

Combine all ingredients. Stir into mixture is a ball and all ingredients are combined. Divide dough into 2 balls.  Place 1 of the balls of dough in a 9″ pie plate and press out with your fingers until bottom and sides of  a pie plate are covered.

Pour a can of Comstock cherry pie filling over dough. Sprinkle about 3 tables sugar over pie filling and dot with slices of butter. (about 4-5 1/2″ slices of butter.) (I used half of another can of cherries because we like a lot of fruit) But 1 can is fine, just makes a thin layer of cherries.

Roll out the other half of the dough to about the size of a 9″ plate between 2 sheets of floured wax paper. Pick up the waxed paper and turn upside down on pie filling being sure dough covers the pie filling.  Sprinkle about 2 teas sugar over top crusts. Prick with fork and place in a preheated 400 degree oven. Bake until crusts is golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.

3 thoughts on “National Pie Day

  1. Of course…. Rays fav “cherry” and you can not beat Costco pies. Cherry, apple, pumpkin, peach. Never tasted a homemade to compare.

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