Sunday, August 02, 2009
cherry, cherry truck, cherry pie....
The Fourth-Born Child took the cherry-red truck to go picking cherries for me. Wasn't that sweet of him? I thought so. He was so dear, he took the time to click a few pictures for me. ( He knew I'd want to blog about it)
The two trees were absolutely loaded with sour cherries.
My friend, Kathie was here and together we pitted those cherries, froze some, and made a pie with the rest. I was so glad she was here to help me, but she also offered a fabulous pie-making tip. If you're in a summer heatwave like we're just gliding into, you'll appreciate her tip because the oven will only be on for a few minutes instead of an hour or so. Thanks Kathie!
Kathie's Fabulous Pie-Making Tip
Make any fruit pie according to your recipe.
Preheat oven to 400*.
While the oven is preheating, pop the un-baked pie into the microwave and set it for 10 minutes. When the timer goes off, place the mostly-baked pie into the oven on the lowest rack to finish off the baking and to brown the crust. This should take approximately 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. When the crust is golden, remove and cool the pie.
Kiss the cook!