Did you get a craving for some delicious cherry pie as Finé gushed about her favorite desert? Now you can make a cherry pie that would be sure to please even the Princess!
How was your Valentine's Day? Did you make the chocolates from my last post? I hope they were delicious! This week I decided to recreate the mouth watering cherry pie from Izetta: The Last Witch. This was an interesting, magical series featuring the relationship between Finé and Izetta at its core. It is set in a universe similar to Europe during WW2. Finé is a princess of a small European country at threat of being invaded by a country like Nazi-era Germany. She befriends Izetta, a powerful witch who can help Finé save her country.
In between the action-packed story, Izetta and Finé get a day to themselves. Finé reminisces about her favorite café and the cherry pie they serve. My favorite pie happen to be cherry too, so I knew I had to make this. I had never made a cherry pie before, but it turned out really great.
This easy to make cherry pie uses a mix of canned cherry pie filling and frozen cherries. If you want an even easier method, use two cans of cherry pie filling and create the lattice on top. Bake just the same. The flavor wont be as good, but you'll still have a cherry pie!
This pie has a subtle sweetness and delicious tartness of cherries. Top with a scoop of ice cream and this pie will be even better.
I promise you'll make a pie fit for the Princess Finé.
Finé’s Favourite Cherry Pie
For the filling:
To create the lattice top:
On a clean surface, spread out your second pie crust. If you have a rolling pin, roll it smooth and flat. Take a ruler and measure the size of your strips by making a slit with a knife. This will create the lattice top for your pie. I used a half inch for my pie but you can make them bigger or smaller based on your preference.
Once you have your measurements, using a knife or pizza roller, cut your pie crust into slits. Make them as straight as possible. Its not a big deal if you mess up a little, so don't freak out if they are not straight.
Take your cherry filled pie and place the strips across so they are all parallel.
Starting in the center, fold back every other strip. Take a separate strip going in the opposite direction and lay it across. Fold the strips back over.
Fold back the strips you didn't before and place another strip across. Fold the strips back over.
Keep repeating this under-over pattern until you have a complete lattice.
Trim the excess crust around the pie.
Press the crust edges with your fingers. Then, take a fork and press it along the edges of the crust to form a decorative edge.
Bake at 425 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until the crust and edges are a golden brown.
Let cool for 1-2 hours before serving so the filling sets. Top with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream or just serve as is!