Cherry Apple Pie

apple cherry pie chocolate cupcakes 008Yes! another pie

It’s a pie holiday and I am having dinner at a friend’s house tomorrow for thanksgiving

Pumpkin and a Cherry Apple pie. The hostess likes cherry, I honestly think cherry pie is gross so I did a cherry apple pie instead.

I’ve grown a real love for making homemade pies, I always feel you get over charged for buying a premade grocery store pie, I only know first hand I only baked them for 4 years and here’s the secret theyre frozen and taste bad half the time. make your life easier and make your own and taste the love you put into it.

apple cherry pie chocolate cupcakes 001I started with apples and frozen cherries I tend to pre cook my fillings it makes sure the fruit is cooked through and the filling isn’t runny and gross

Besides that, I turned 28 yesterday and we went to one of my favorite bars in Baltimore, Bad decisions, it’s a cocktail bar for you who don’t know they specialize in cocktails, yes they have a few beers but I’m a serious cocktail drinking kinda girl, some of the best bartenders in town work there. I suggest everyone go once.

An apple and cranberry drink would sound great right about now, actually a lot of things would sound great about now…

apple cherry pie chocolate cupcakes 002The nice thing about this kind of pie filling its simple and east to make and you can make it a day or two ahead of time.

I conveniently sliced my finger open peeling the apples luckily no blood or skin got into this filling.

I mean it only took 5 hours to stop bleeding…

apple cherry pie chocolate cupcakes 004I cheated and used store-bought crust, by the 6th pie I was making at home I broke down and got the store-bought stuff

hey Jamie doesn’t really bake… okay yeah that’s a huge lie

can’t we all go and drink in the shower?

apple cherry pie chocolate cupcakes 006Cherry Apple Pie

makes 1 9″ pie

2 pie crusts homemade or store-bought

4 granny smith apples peeled and sliced

2 cups of cherries frozen or fresh ( just remember to pit the fresh ones)

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

pinch of cinnamon and salt

milk and sugar of topping

First if you need to prepare your pie crust. Also preheat the oven to 425. In a large pot over medium low heat place apples, cherries, orange juice, sugar, flour and spices and just start to stir the flour will react to the heat and start make a gel do this for at least 8-10 minutes to make sure the flour taste is cooked out. take off heat. prepare the bottom pie crust when ready pour pie filling in the shell. Then carefully place the top pie shell on to of the filling. pinch the sides of the crust go around a few times. Make a few cuts in the top shells or cut a hole in the center of the top pie shell. Brush the top with milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar. Place in the over at 425 for 15 minute then lower the temp to 350 for about an hour and a half.

Just check on the pie periodically all ovens bake different… the crust should be golden brown.