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Cherry Pie

Cherry pie is a classic, delightful dessert that has been a staple in American households for decades. Overflowing with juicy, tart-sweet cherries enveloped in a buttery, flaky crust, this pie is a true comfort food that strikes a perfect balance between sweet and sour. Whether served at a family gathering, for a special occasion, or just as a week-night dessert, a slice of cherry pie is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. It pairs exceptionally well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, offering a contrast of temperatures and textures.
#136
IN DESSERT
290
CAL / 100G
$0.35
AVG / OZ
Cherry Pie
69%
CARBS
27%
FAT
4%
PROTEIN
Cherry Pie FAQ
Should you use sweet or sour cherries for cherry pie?
How do you prevent the crust from burning or browning too much?
Why do you need to cut slits in the top crust?
How long do you need to cool the pie before slicing?
How do you thicken the cherry filling?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Cherry Pie expire?
A fresh, homemade cherry pie can last up to 2 days at room temperature, but you can extend the freshness and retain the tasty goodness by refrigerating it, which can last up to 4 to 5 days. If you've bought a canned or frozen pie from the store, unopened and stored properly at room temperature, it can last up to 6 to 9 months. However, once opened or thawed, consume it within 2 to 3 days. If you choose to freeze an already baked cherry pie, it will stay good for up to 6 to 8 months.
How do you tell if Cherry Pie is bad?
One surefire way to tell if your cherry pie is past its prime is by smelling it. Off or unusual odors are a clear sign the pie may be spoiled. Additionally, any visible mold or any change in the texture can also be cues; these changes are typically easy to spot on the crust. Lastly, discolored cherries indicate that the pie has gone bad. If in doubt, it's always safer to discard the pie.
Tips for storing Cherry Pie to extend shelf life
• Always cool your homemade cherry pie completely before storage to prevent the buildup of condensation and growth of bacteria. • In refrigeration or freezing, wrap the pie tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent air from drying it out and to maintain its freshness. • When you decide to eat your frozen pie, defrost it in the refrigerator for several hours or even overnight to maintain its structure and flavor. Don't try to defrost it in the microwave, as it can degrade the texture of the pie crust. • Storing pies in glass or ceramic containers with lids can help to extend the shelf life as these are non-reactive and can keep the pie fresh. • If you eat the pie frequently, consider cutting it into smaller portions when freezing. This will allow you to thaw only the amount you need, avoiding repetitive freeze-thaw cycles, which can affect the quality.
Health Info
Macros
52g
CARBS
20g
FAT
3g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
VEGETARIAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
WHEAT
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