Old Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Thanks to Grandma's favorite old fashioned cherry pie recipes, you're in for a special treat. Cherries have been a favored pie ingredient for generations.

Tradition has it that Queen Elizabeth I made the first cherry pie, but it's quite unlikely that Her Majesty ever visited her royal kitchens. Therefore, this pie's inventor will forever remain unknown.

Surprise everyone with a freshly baked, homemade cherry pie. Then, prepare yourself for all the compliments!

Old Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

Aunt Babette's Cook Book (1889)

Cherry Pie On a PlateEnjoy Making a Homemade Cherry Pie for Dessert
(PD Source: Magazine Clipping c.1920s)

Traditional Cherry Pie With Crust

Line a pie plate with rich paste, sprinkle cornstarch lightly over the bottom crust and fill with cherries and regulate the quantity of sugar you scatter over them by their sweetness.

Bake (400°F) with an upper crust, secure the edges well, by spreading the white of an egg all around and pinching firmly together. Eat cold.

Old Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipe

The White House Cook Book (1913)

Deep Dish Cherry Pie

Line your deep pie plate with good crust, fill half full with ripe cherries; sprinkle over them about a cupful of sugar, a teaspoonful of sifted flour, dot a few bits of butter over that. Now fill the crust full to the top. Cover with upper crust and bake (400°F).

This is one of the best fruit pie recipes, if made correctly, and the cherries in any case should be stoned.

Mom's MOCK Cherry Pie Recipe

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (1920s)

Mock Cherry Pie With Cranberries

If you had been planning to make an old fashioned cherry pie recipe but discover you haven't any cherries, check to see whether you have some cranberries in the cupboard. Imagine! A delicious cranberry pie that tastes as if it were made with cherries!

1 large cup cranberries cut up in halves, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon flour, 1/2 teaspoon almond essence, pinch salt.

Cook cranberries and thicken with the flour and pour into crust and cover with top crust. Bake at 400°F. —Mrs. Foi

About Old Fashioned Cherry Pie Recipes

Cherry Pie RecipeRecipe Plate for Homemade Red Cherry Pie

Cherry pies were very popular in the Elizabethan Era, and they were said to be one of the Queen's favorite sweetmeats. And over the years, they've remained a favorite with pie lovers of all ages, even inspiring a verse in a popular American nursery rhyme.

Make a Cherry Pie

Can she make a cherry pie,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Can she make a cherry pie,
Charming Billy?

She can make a cherry pie,
Quick as a cat can wink an eye,
She's a young thing
And cannot leave her mother. —Anon.

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