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Old Glory Cherry Pie

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  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cold unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon ice water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • red and blue food coloring for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons granulated or sparkling sugar

Place flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor; pulse several times to mix. Slice butter into tablespoon-size pieces, add to processor and pulse until butter is pea-size. Add eggs, yolks and ice water; pulse until pastry comes together into a ball. Remove from processor, divide in half, and wrap both halves in plastic wrap. Chill at least 30 minutes.

Roll one chilled pastry out on a floured pastry cloth or counter. Place in a 10-inch pie plate. Spoon cherry pie filling (recipe below) into pastry, dot with butter, and top with remianing pastry. Save scraps, reroll, and cut out with a sharp knife to resemble a flag. Lightly score flag with knife to create stars and stripes.

In a small bowl, whisk together remaining egg and water to form an egg wash. Brush entire surface of crust with egg wash. Spoon 2 tablespoons egg wash into 2 small cups; stir red food coloring into one cup and blue into other cup. Using a small paint brush, paint red stripes and blue background for stars onto flag. Sprinkle top of pastry with sugar or sparkling sugar.

Bake pie at 375 degrees 30-35 minutes until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Serve pie warm or chill in refrigerator.


  • 5 cups fresh cherries, pitted (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Use a cherry pitter to remove pits. Place cherries in a large mixing bowl.

In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and flour until well mixed. Pour over cherries and toss gently until thoroughly mixed. Sprinkle lemon juice over cherries; stir.

Pour cherry filling into prepared pie shell and dot with butter. Cover with remaining pastry, as described above.

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