Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cliff requested a fresh cherry pie with lattice cream cheese pie crust. I am not proficient at rolling out the dough- much less weaving the strips. You can see that I cheated making the lattice- just laid them across each other and did not weave them-next time I will chill the dough strips before picking them up to weave. It's nice to know my husband has confidence in my abilities.

The cherries had to be pitted by hand- Williams Sonoma- my best chance at finding a pitter- was sold out of them. So I pitted 3 pounds of cherries by hand. Took quite a few hand washings to get all the stains from our my cuticles. Good thing I love my husband.

The pie was delicious and the cream cheese was a nice addition to the crust- good flavor and very flaky. And- Hubby was most thankful and commented several times on how much better this pie was instead of using canned filling and the addition of cream cheese to the crust.

I have to add- we do not often eat such decadent desserts- but my husband had a cherry pie craving and it was father's day.


  1. Holy Moly! You have the patience of Job if you pitted all those cherries by hand. 10,000 patience points to you! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

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  2. JI and I saw cherry pitters at Bed Bath & Beyond this week. He was dying for me to buy one. :)

  3. I grew up with cherry trees all around our property & every summer my Mom would make TONS of cherry pies & cobbler. Guess who did all the pitting??? Yep, us kids! I know exactly what you're talking about, Honey, but it was soooo worth it. I would give anything to have a piece of my Mom's cobbler again. :-)

    BTW, I think your crust looks lovely! I've never bothered to even try a lattice look!!


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