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Tart Cherry Pie

An old-fashioned Tart Cherry Pie made easy by using tapioca! Topped with a gorgeous lattice this homemade pie is perfect for summer!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry pie, sour cherry pie, tart cherry pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 pieces
Calories 341kcal


  • 2 pie crusts one for the bottom and top
  • 29 oz tart cherries drained well (two 14.5 oz cans)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup minute tapioca I used Kraft brand
  • 2 drops liquid red food coloring


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch pie dish with pie crust. Refrigerate.
  • In a large bowl, stir together drained tart cherries, sugar, almond and vanilla extracts, tapioca, and food coloring. Let stand for 15 minutes then stir again.
    cherry pie filling in a glass bowl with a rubber spatula
  • Pour into the prepared pie crust.
    cherry pie filling in pie dough all in a pie baking pan
  • With the other pie crust, cut into 1 1/2 inch strips. Create a lattice on top of pie filling then crimp the edges with a fork.
    unbaked tart cherry pie with a lattice top
  • Bake for 20 minutes then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake for another 35-40 minutes.
    baked tart cherry pie with a lattice top
  • Cool completely before cutting and serving.
    tart cherry pie with slices taken out of the pan


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg