The Ultimate Cherry Pie — Summer Fest

By: Victoria Phillips
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Photo by: Karl Juengel/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2009

Karl Juengel/Studio D, Hearst Communications Inc., 2009

It's week four of our season-long garden party, Summer Fest 2011, where we welcome food and garden bloggers to feature garden-to-table recipes and tips. We’ll help you to enjoy all that this season has to offer. So far, we've delved into cucumbers and peaches. This week we're getting creative with cherries.

What tastes better than sweet, crisp cherries plump with juice at the peak of the summer season? Sweet, crisp cherries in a warm, delicious pie, of course. Bing cherries range in color from a deep crimson to almost black, and their firm flesh makes for a perfect pie filling. Add a bit of quick-cooking tapioca to thicken the mixture, and you're all set to pour it into an all-butter pie crust like the Food Network Magazine version above.

For a finishing touch, brush the crust with heavy cream and sprinkle with sugar. The end result is a golden-brown crust and rich filling so good you'll lick your fingers clean.

Get the recipe: Classic Cherry Pie

Talk to us: What’s your favorite way to eat cherries? Tell us in the comments or join the conversation on Twitter at #cookingwith.

More cherry recipes from family and friends:

What’s Gaby Cooking: Cherry Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream

Big Girls Small Kitchen: Cherry Cornmeal Cake
Daydreamer Desserts: Cherry Crumble Cake

Ingredient Challenge Monday: Black Forest Ice Cream Done Two Ways

Spices and Aroma: Dilkush with Cherries
And Love It Too: Cherry-Pecan Chicken Salad

Food for 7 Stages of Life: South Indian Hot and Sour Soup

Virtually Homemade: Dark Chocolate Cherry Kuchen
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Cherry Conserves

The Sensitive Epicure: Gluten-Free Cherry Almond Clafouti

Cooking Channel: Very Cherry Sangria
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Cherry Balsamic Vinegar

Virtually Vegan Mamma: Fresh Cherry and Almond Scones

CIA Dropout: Italian Cherry Cake
Cooking With Books: Cherry Cooler
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