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.
Homemade pie crust really elevates your desserts (and savory tarts and quiches too), and isn't as hard as you might think, especially if you use a food processor to make the dough. Even if you don't roll it out exactly evenly or press it in to your pie plate perfectly, the buttery taste and flaky texture will more than make up for any cosmetic imperfections. Give this easy pie crust recipe a try next time you bake -- and if you want to use it for a savory dish, just leave out the sugar in the recipe.