1 1/2lbs Bing Cherries, pitted & halved
Dash of Salt
2-3tsp Cornstarch (or Arrowroot)
2- 9" Pie Crusts
Sugar for topping
* Add cherries, sugar, salt and vinegar to large saucepan; add enough water to just cover.
* Cook over high to boiling.
* While bringing filling to boil, preheat oven to 425deg F and prepare crusts in 9" deep dish pie plate; prick bottom crust w/fork a few times to prevent bubbling; set aside.
* Once filling has come to boil, TASTE TEST and adjust sugar/vinegar ratio as needed; the +/- is there because some cherries are sweeter/more tart than others. I always fiddle with my measurements, but that's me.
* Dissolve cornstarch in a few tablespoons or about 1/8c of COLD water; immediately add to boiling fruit and stir well until milky color fades out.
* Lower heat and cook uncovered 10min or so til thickened to corn-syrupy consistency.
* Pour into bottom crust; cover w/top crust and seal edges by pressing down with a fork (my preferred method). Cut slits in top crust to allow steam to escape.
* Bake 20-25min till browned; you may need to turn, or foil around edge to prevent overbrowning of crust edge, 10-15min or so into baking time.
* Allow to cool before slicing!
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CHERRY SEASON! And Marsh has them right now for $1.99/lb! So I'm making PIES!