Cherries are flooded in the market and I just can’t stop buying them. When I visited London I had made blueberry crumble pie which was so scrumptious with sour cream and hot cup of coffee. Mansoon finally made its onset over Delhi and with such beautiful weather I really wanted that warm pie with coffee. Since there is loads of cherries stocked up in my pantry I decided to make Cherry pie. Its the same recipe which I used for blueberry pie ,blueberries replaced with Cherries 🙂
125g plain flour
pinch of salt
55g butter, cubed (chilled)
2-3 tbsp cold water
Mix well the flour and salt. Then add the chilled butter and with finger tips mix butter to flour. It should resemble bread crumbs when all butter is mixed with the flour.
Do not overdo or knead. Add water and bring them all together and clingfilm it.Store in fridge either over night for best results or atleast half an before rolling.
Note: The above dough can be used twice for 8 inch round tart tin/pan.
1 part Pastry dough
2 1/2 cups fresh cherries
1 (8 inch) deep dish pie crust
For the Custard:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream ( I used normal yogurt and it worked great)
For the Streusel:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
Roll the pastry dough just enough to fit your tart tin/pan. Roll over on rolling pin and unroll it on the tart tin. Gently press the corners allowing the excess to overhang. Remove the excess.
Take 2 eggs and beat them lightly.
Add the sour cream/yogurt and mix well. Now add all the dry ingredients for custard and mix until incorporated well (this will be in pouring consistency).
Pour in 3 cups of cherries into the tart pan. Add in the custard above the cherries.
To make streusel mix the sugar and flour. Add butter and with finger tips mix the butter to flour until resembles the bread crumbs. Sprinkle this on top of the cherry and custard all around evenly.
Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C and bake the pie for 50 minutes or until the top is brown.
Hope you had enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed it making. Do try and please leave your feedback . Enjoy!