I found this picture on google images…..I love it! Reminds me of my daughters, sitting together chompin down cherries at the kitchen counter.
Here in Michigan you can find the Friske Orchard Cherries in all the Meijer Grocery stores. I know what you are thinking….frisky cherries….get your mind oughta the gutta people!
There it is. Pie crust. Rolled out. Just waiting to be laid upon some delicious filling. Use lots of extra flour for rolling. And please, please do not be afraid of the mess homemade pie crust makes. Get out your garbage pail and push all the extra stuff in there when you are done…no problem. Pie crust rolling is therapy for me. Everything is right in my universe when the crust rolls out like this one.
Now lay the top crust over the filling. Now here is where I think I and some pie makers divide into two parties. Party 1 being the “Heap-O-yummy-crust” party, and Party 2 being the “done skimped on the crust cause I a chicken” party. Pie is about the crust just as much as it is about the filling. Leave that dough hanging over and just roll it ALL up. Don’t go cutting it off and smooshing a fork around the edge. Then you miss out on the crust cookie at the end. So which party are you in? Be honest…we are all friends. I will try not to hold your pie crust opinions against you. It’s a free country right.
Now take that half and half, or you can use milk if you are out of the good stuff, with a pastry brush, brush the entire top crust with milk…don’t drowned it….just a light dampening.
Now take a handful of raw sugar and give the pie a good sprinkle. This will give the crust and added sweet crunch. And it helps with the crust cookie too. What is a crust cookie? Hold on I will get around to that in a sec.
There it is a perfectly crunchy thick crust….if you don’t come on over to Party 1 after seeing this picture, Party 2 people then we need to have ourselves a talk…someday…maybe tomorrow.
Sorry, this is a bit disturbing. This is a Cherry Pie that came into the ER for kenny to sew up it’s forehead laceration. Seriously, now….this is a pie that was almost cut into too soon. You really need to let a cherry pie cool almost completely before cutting and serving otherwise you will end up with pie crust and cherry soup.
This would be a piece of pie cut too soon…still yummy. Crying out for some vanilla ice cream.
This my friend is a crust cookie. When the juices from fruit travel up into the pie crust and swirl right on in there perfectily…making the crust like a second dessert. A fantastic little shortbread with cherry swirled inside of it and a crunch sugar crust. This my friends is spectacular!
There it is a full crust cookie. So tell me are you a crust person or a filling person when it comes to pie.