Cherry pie is a classic dessert made by encasing sweet or tart cherry filling in a flaky, buttery pastry crust. The filling typically consists of pitted cherries, sugar to taste (depending on the tartness of the cherries), a thickening agent like cornstarch or flour, and often a touch of lemon juice to enhance the cherries’ natural flavors. Some recipes also include almond extract, cinnamon, or vanilla extract for added depth of flavor.

The pie can be made with fresh, canned, or frozen cherries, with each type offering a slightly different flavor and texture. Fresh cherries are often preferred for their natural sweetness and firm texture, but using canned or frozen cherries can be a convenient and year-round alternative.

Cherry pie is usually topped with a lattice or full pastry crust, brushed with an egg wash or milk for a golden finish, and sometimes sprinkled with sugar before baking. The result is a visually appealing and delicious dessert with a juicy, flavorful filling and a crisp, golden crust.Served warm or at room temperature, cherry pie is often accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, making it a beloved treat for many, especially during cherry season or festive occasions.

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