“Lower my pie into 4 items—I do not assume I might eat eight.” – Yogi Berra
Yogi was speaking about pizza, however yearly I make this wonderful cherry pie, I’ve to work onerous to cease myself from having a second piece. This can be a actual pie, with actual butter (like, plenty of it) within the crust. However, for those who permit your self the luxurious of an occasional splurge, this gluten-free cherry pie is made with recent fruit, no gluten, and only a few elements. It comes collectively fairly shortly, and even I managed to make it look comparatively fairly. I imply, The Nice British Baking Present is not knocking on my door asking for my approach, however I am nonetheless proud. I make cleaning soap, not pie.
Gluten-free pie crust
- 2 1/4 cups GF flour (I exploit Bob’s Pink Mill 1:1)
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 T advantageous natural sugar
- pinch of sea salt
- 2 sticks of chilled, unsalted butter
- 6-7 T ice water
Within the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the dry elements nicely. Lower the butter into small cubes and add it to the mixer. Flip the mixer on low, and blend till it appears to be like like bread crumbs. Add the water very steadily, 2T at a time, till the dough comes collectively and pulls away from the bowl. Take away the dough and form into two balls. Press each right into a disc form, and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for no less than half-hour as you put together the filling.
For the filling, we used freshly picked, tart cherries from our cherry timber, and that, after all, could be preferrred. If you do not have cherry timber in your yard, search for recent, tart cherries. If you cannot discover these, use common cherries, and reduce the sugar in half (or much less).
CHERRY PIE FILLING
- 4-5 cups pitted tart cherries
- 1/2 cup natural sugar (much less if utilizing candy cherries)
- 1/2 t cornstarch
- zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 T vanilla extract
- 2T GF flour
- 2T coconut oil
Mix all elements in a bowl and put aside.
ASSEMBLING YOUR CHERRY PIE
Take away the dough from the fridge. Utilizing wax paper or plastic wrap on both aspect of the dough, start to roll it flat, flipping the dough continuously and eradicating/reapplying the paper on all sides as you roll. After you have rolled out the primary disc, flip it rigorously into the pie dish. Gluten-free dough have to be dealt with gingerly—it tends to interrupt as a result of it would not have…what’s that stuff, once more? Oh, gluten. So, transfer slowly, and if it breaks or tears, simply smoosh it again collectively gently. Pour the filling within the backside half of the crust.
After you have the primary half of the crust and the filling within the pie pan, roll out the opposite half and reduce it into strips. Prepare the strips in a criss-cross sample on the highest of the filling, utilizing a flat knife or pastry device to loosen the strips from the paper earlier than you raise them onto the pie. Should you attempt to peel them off the paper, they are going to break aside. I do know this for good motive.
Baking your cherry pie
Put that child within the oven! Bake at 375 levels in the midst of the oven for 45 minutes with a bit of foil or parchment paper loosely sitting excessive. Take away the duvet and bake for an additional quarter-hour. End with 1-2 minutes below the broiler, watching intently for that excellent shade of brown.
Take away and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Serve heat with vanilla gelato, and you should definitely eat the leftovers chilly the subsequent day, ideally instantly from the pan with a fork. That means you are in place jab the hand of anybody who tries to get the final chunk. You assume I am kidding? Ask my husband.
With love and an ideal slice of pie,