Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cook’s Corner: Sweet Cherry Pie Dessert to Warm the Heart


… A Sweet Beginning to a Healthier ending, this is dedicated to all those to have cancer, in one form or another…


  • 4 cups pitted sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg  white

To Make Filling:

In a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, combine cherries, maple syrup, tapioca, and cinnamon.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Cook and stir occasionally for 10 minutes.

To make the Crust:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place flour in a medium bowl.  Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Stir in the egg white.  Place on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth ( 30 seconds).  Reserve 1/4 cup of the dough.  Place remaining dough on cutting board and roll into a 9” circle.  Fit the dough into a pie plate.  Fold under the excess pastry, and flute the edges.  Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork, bake for 10 minutes.  Roll reserved dough to 1/8 inch thickness.  Using a cookie cutter, cut out decorative shapes.  Place cherry filling into pie crust and arrange decorative cutouts on top.  Sprinkle sugar on edge of crust and decorative cutouts, if desired.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Makes 8 servings.


Nutrition Information per serving:

216 calories; 3g protein; 39g carbohydrate; 9g fat; 15mg cholesterol; 70mg sodium; 2g fiber

Source: and

Happy eating,


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