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September 11, 2010

Ground Cherry Pie so delicious!


With any recipe you have to make it your own. I found a few recipes and used my limited baking wisdom to come up with this beautiful nummy confection. I was skeptical at first because I have only eaten ground cherries raw or in a jam. The texture and the sweetness seems out of character for a sweet dish such as this pie, but all I can tell you is this is and will be on our top list of pies for ANY occasion. Especially now that I know you can freeze the little packets of goodness without it affecting the flavor. Our family will be looking forward to more pie in the future, and I will be leading the charge with oven mitts on hands. Please enjoy the recipe I put together below.

Quantina's Ground Cherry Pie Recipe:


2 1/2 cups ground cherries
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
2 pie crusts
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
2 tbsp water with dash of lemon juice


DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Pre-bake bottom crust after poking holes in it for 8 to 10 minutes. Wash ground cherries and place in bowl with brown sugar, flour, ginger, cinnamon, and tsp vanilla. Mix well then add lemon water. Pour mixture into the pre-baked crust. Place remaining crust over top of berries. Be creative, try a lattice top, or cutting designs into the top crust. If not latticing you may want to do an egg wash and brush this and a little sugar over top of the crust before baking.  Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.