Dr Pepper Cherry Pie

Dr Pepper Cherry pie
Dr Pepper cherry pi

This is a twist to a old favorite. When I was young i’d always watched my grandma make her delicious pies, sweet potato, blueberry,  and pumpkin pie. Oh soo good ! So I wanted try to something different by adding Dr pepper. It  just gives it a little kick in flavor. Yum !

Ingredients 

  • four cups fresh or frozen tart cherries{make sure its defrosted before your soak in soda}
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Dr Pepper cherry soda
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1/8 tablespoon almond extract (optional)
  • Your favorite pie crust or pie dough recipe for 2 crust pie
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, to dot
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, to sprinkle


Soak the cherry in soda for an hour. Place cherries with soda in medium saucepan and place over heat. Cover Let it simmer . After the cherries lose considerable juice, which may take a few minutes, remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Pour this mixture into the hot cherries and mix well. Add the almond extract, if desired, and mix. Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water, too thin, add a little more cornstarch.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Use your favorite pie dough recipe. Prepare your crust. Divide in half. Roll out each piece large enough to fit into an 8 to 9-inch pan. Pour cooled cherry mixture into the crust. Dot with butter. Moisten edge of bottom crust. Place top crust on and flute the edge of the pie. Make a slit in the middle of the crust for steam to escape. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.

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