Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sour Cherry Slab Pie!

So, I'm not really a pie fanatic.  Well no, make that, I wasn't really a pie fanatic.  I have seen the light.  Hallelujah!  This sour cherry slab pie is, well, it's incredible.  I would make this pie once a week, but these gorgeous cherries are only available for two extremely narrow weeks per year.  They are sour cherries, grown locally and once they're gone, they're gone until next June.    

A slab pie?  Yeah, it's a big ol' slab of pie.  That's a 10"x15" baking pan, not a 9" pie plate.  Besides the incredible taste and tender crust, the best thing about this pie is that you can slice it into squares, pick it up and eat it just like that, from your hand.  No fork, no spoon, unless of course you're like, "Hey, I know!  Ice cream!" 

The recipe calls for a glaze on top, just a plain confectioner's sugar glaze, but I decided to forego it and let the tartness of the cherries pop, unadulterated by any more sugar than what's baked inside.  Admittedly though, it does look a little prettier with a glaze.  Pretty is overrated. 

Wanna try it yourself?  Do it up!  Have at it!

Just a little pastry tip made short work of pitting 10 full cups of cherries!  Viola!


P.S. I wish I could feed this pie to President Obama.  He loves pie


  1. but does *he like cherry pie? im sure if u made it he would.... the hand held apparati of the pie reminds me of the amish hand pies... made for the men working out on the fields, was part of their lunch made be their women

  2. i had 2 post another - since i got 2 eat sum of this. does the whole fruit/cherry aspect make it ok 2 consume 4 breakfast?