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Deep-Dish Cherry Pie with Almond Pastry

Deep-Dish Cherry Pie with Almond Pastry
YIELDS
8 servings
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Ingredients

Deep-Dish Cherry Pie with Almo

8
cup pitted tart cherries
2
cup granulated sugar
½
cup cornstarch
2
Tbsp almond liqueur

Almond Pastry

1 7/10
cup all purpose flour
cup ground almonds
¼
cup granulated sugar
1
Tbsp lemon, grated, rind
¾
tsp salt
cup butter
cup shortening
2
egg yolk
1
tsp vinegar
½
tsp vanilla
¼
tsp almond extract
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Directions

Step 1

ALMOND PASTRY: In large bowl, whisk together flour, almonds, sugar, lemon rind and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 2

Lightly beat together 1 of the egg yolks, vinegar, vanilla, almond extract and enough ice water to make 1/2 cup; stir into flour mixture, tossing with fork until dough is evenly moist and shaggy. Form into ball; wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Step 3

Place cherries in large bowl. Whisk sugar with cornstarch; pour over cherries. Sprinkle with almond liqueur and stir gently. Pour into 13- x 9-inch glass baking dish; set aside.

Step 4

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 14- x12-inch rectangle; fit over dish, rolling edges under to fit. Flute edges. Cut steam vents in top. If desired, cut decorative shapes from pastry trimmings and arrange over top. Brush remaining egg yolk all over top.

Step 5

Bake on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet in centre of 425oF oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375oF; bake for 55 minutes, covering with foil if browning too much.

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