2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) pitted tart cherries, drained
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
I have made this pie for Thanksgiving many times and it is always one of the most requested. I also make pumpkin and apple pies but this one disappears fast. It has a delicious filling and a great crunch top.
Newspaper columnist Lee Ann Flemming, one of the best bakers in Greenwood, made 53 chocolate pies during filming on The Help. Her fudgy version here is neither vegan nor gluten-free: It's as classic as it gets.