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Something Special Apple-Cherry Pie

Something Special Apple-Cherry Pie

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 40 mins
  • Bake 55 mins

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Combine two favorite pie fillings--apple and cherry--into one holiday treat. Add almonds for a nutty boost.


  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • 6 cups thinly sliced, peeled Jonathan or Golden Delicious apples
  • 1/3 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries, thawed
  • Milk
  • Sugar


  1. Prepare and roll out pastry. Line a 9-inch pie plate with half of the pastry. Trim bottom pastry 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Sprinkle toasted almonds on the bottom crust.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss apples with the cherry preserves. In a small bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup sugar, flour, and cardamom. Add to the apple mixture in the mixing bowl; add cherries. Gently toss the fruit to coat.
  3. Transfer mixture to the pastry-lined pie plate. Cut remaining pastry into 1/2-inch-wide strips for lattice top. Weave over filling and press into bottom pastry. Fold bottom pastry over strips; seal and crimp edge. Brush with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar.
  4. Cover the edge of the pie with foil to prevent overbrowning. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove the foil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes more or until the lattice top is golden and the filling is bubbly. Cool the pie on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

(Something Special Apple-Cherry Pie)

Servings Per Recipe 8, fiber (g) 4, sodium (mg) 225, Fat, total (g) 22, pro. (g) 6, carb. (g) 68, cal. (kcal) 481

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