It doesn’t get much more American than a fresh baked cherry pie just in time for the 4th of July. Keep reading for our favorite cherry pie recipe.

All-American Cherry Pie


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 4 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 cups pitted cherries (use fresh cherries)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter

Baking Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place bottom crust in pie pan. Set top crust aside, covered.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine tapioca, salt, sugar, cherries, and extracts. Let stand 15 minutes.
  4. Turn out into bottom crust and dot with butter.
  5. Cover with top crust, flute edges and cut vents in top.
  6. Place pie on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool for several hours before slicing.

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