Wednesday, March 13, 2013

CELEBRATE PI DAY TOMORROW By Making Agent Cooper's Favorite Cherry Pie

Tomorrow is Pi day, so if you need an excuse to stay home from work and shove great big globs of fruit-stuffed dough into your gob, then by all means, call in with a severe case of dessert-itis.

And, due to the sanctity of this day, I'm am bequeathing you the recipe for the sweet-ass cherry pie that Agent Copper got a boner for on Twin Peaks (If you're interested in the authenticity of this recipe, you can click HERE to see that it's from the Twin Peaks trading card set) .

Now, let's get baking:

For the Crust:

1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup Crisco
1/4 cup ice water

Mix flour and Crisco with fork. Add ice water. Mix with your hands. When blended, roll into ball and refrigerate overnight. To roll out: flour both rolling pin and flat surface, split ball in two, roll out 1/2 to fit pan and 1/2 for lattice. (note: You can bypass this bit if you don't want to hand make the dough, just by the refrigerated kind all ready to go)

For the Filling:

3 cups cherries (pitted, sour frozen)
1 cup water
1 cup Baker’s sugar (superfine sugar)
4 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt

Thaw cherries at room temp and strain (yields 2 cup juice). Taste for sweetness, more/less sugar may be needed. Add 1 cup water to make 3 cup juice (reserve 1 cup juice for cornstarch mix). Dissolve cornstarch in 1 cup juice, stir with whip. Combine 2 cup juice, 2/3 cup sugar, salt, and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mix, cook until clear, about 5 min. (if cooked too long, syrup gets gummy). Remove from heat, stir in 1/3 cup sugar (blend thoroughly). Pour mixture over cherries, fold with wooden spoon, cool (stir mix while cooling to prevent scum from forming on top). Pour mix in pie shell. Top completed pie with lattice crust.

Bake at 425 for 35-40 minutes.

Serve with a damn fine cup of coffee.

Happy Pi Day!

Source: Dangerous Minds

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