5-Ingredient Cherry Pie

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Step 1.

Combine the frozen cherries and the sugar (reserve 1 tbsp of sugar), corn flour, with ½ tsp of salt in a large bowl. Allow to sit for 1 hour, stirring occasionally so the cherries release their liquid.

Step 2.

Strain the cherry from the liquid and heat up the liquid in a saucepan for 10 mins until thickened. Add the thickened liquid back in the bowl with the cherries and allow this to cool fully.

Step 3.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 4.

Divide the block of pastry in half. Roll one half until it's about 1cm thick and slightly larger in diameter than your pie tin.

Step 5.

Gently place the pastry sheet onto the pie dish and press down so it covers the base.

Step 6.

Pour the cherry filling into the lined pie dish.

Step 7.

Roll out the other half of the pastry to the same size as before and cut it into 4cm wide strips. You want about 10 strips.

Step 8.

Place five strips of pastry in a row across the top of your pie, ensuring they are evenly spaced apart. Fold back the first, third and fifth pastry strip in the row, then add another strip of pastry horizontally across. Place the lifted strips back down, then lift up the alternate two. Place another pastry strip horizontally across, then repeat these steps with your remaining pastry to create a lattice pattern.Trim the excess pastry from the edges.

Step 9.

Fold the edges of the pastry in and then crimp the edges.

Step 10.

Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk it with a fork.

Step 11.

Gently brush the egg over the pastry and then pop it into the oven for 30 mins or until the crust is golden brown.

Step 12.

Allow the pie to cool for at leasr 3 hours. It must be fully chilled before slicing so the inside can firm up and the bottom stays crisp.

Step 13.

Serve with warm custard and enjoy.

Add in a dash of almond extract into the filling to turn it into an almost Bakewell tart-inspired pie.

1kg Frozen Cherries
150g Granulated Sugar
2 Tbsp Cornflour
500g Shortcrust Pastry Block
1 Egg