Prize-Winning Cherry Pie
1-1/4 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup cold milk
| 2 cups unsweetened, tart cherries
1/2 cup cherry juice
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. white sugar
3 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. cornstarch
2/3 cup cherry juice
1 to 2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Pastry:Sift flour and salt together.
Blend in shortening with pastry blender until mixture forms
balls the size of peas. Stir in cold milk. Roll to about 1/8
in. thick, handling as little as possible. Cover pie plate
with bottom crust. Add filling and top with lattice top. Bake
in 425-degree F. oven for
710 min. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake
about 15 min.
Filling: Drain cherries. Add sugar to 1/2 cup cherry
juice and heat. When mixture boils, stir in cornstarch combined
with 2/3 cup cherry juice. Add cherries. Cook until thickened.
Mix in lemon juice and butter. Cool.