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The Best Cherries for Pie

Look for dark, sweet Bing cherries for this pie. Yellow-red Rainier cherries will also work just fine, but they have a milder flavor than Bings and will therefore make a more mild-tasting pie.

Make sure your cherries are firm and plump. Avoid cherries that look shriveled or blemished.

Frozen cherries can also be used to make pie. Just let them thaw completely in a colander before making your pie.

How to Pit Your Cherries

As Elise says, “It does help to have a good cherry pitter.

Those pits can be rather time consuming to remove.” If you don’t have a cherry pitter try one of these options:

  • Hit the cherry with the flat of a knife and remove the pit
  • Use a bamboo chopstick to poke out the pit
  • Use a paperclip to snag the pit
  • Push the pits out using a pastry tip.

Read more about these methods here: 4 Ways to Pit Cherries if You Don’t Have a Cherry Pitter.

The Best Pie Crust for Cherry Pie

Elise likes an all-butter pie crust for her Cherry Pie, but any favorite pie crust will work for this recipe (even a store-bought one).

Want to make a lattice top crust for your pie? Follow the steps and photos laid out in this post.

Make Ahead Instructions for Cherry Pie

Good news! Cherry pie is best made ahead and cooled completely to room temperature before serving. As tempting as it is to slice into the pie fresh out of the oven, you’ll get cleaner slices if you wait.

Your baked pie will keep at room temperature covered with plastic wrap for about three days. You can also store it in the fridge for up to 5 days, but the crust tends to stale more quickly.

You can also freeze the entire pie. Let it cool completely, then wrap tightly in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil. Freeze for up to three months, then thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

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