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Ground Cherry Pie

A simple and delicious recipe for an unusual Mennonite pie.

Source: statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net and Allrecipes.com (Entered by Eric Wagoner)
Serves: 8
Vegetarian!

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups ground cherries      View Available Products
1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp all purpose flour      View Available Products
2 Tbsp water
1 unbaked pie shell
3 Tbsp all purpose flour
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp butter

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place hulled ground cherries in pie shell. Mix brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. flour and sprinkle over cherries. Sprinkle water over top.
  3. Mix together 3 Tbsp. flour and 3 Tbsp. sugar. Cut butter in until crumbly. Top cherry mixture with crumbs.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 375 degrees and continue to bake for 25 minutes.

Comments

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Gc_pie

Delicious! I fixed this pie for lunch today. A couple of minor tweaks -- modern ovens have better insulation, so they are slower to drop their temperature when an oven is "turned down." Next time, I would just bake the pie at 375 degrees for the entire time, because the crust got very brown at 425. A second suggestion: the pie is very sweet, probably because Jan's Garden ground cherries are sweeter than the wild variety that this recipe was originally based on. I reduced the brown sugar to 1/3 cup, and next time might try 1/4 cup. However, overall, this recipe is a winner, and I encourage you to try it! P.S. The quantity of ground cherries refers to shucked cherries, not those still in their papery "wrapper". For 2 1/2 to 3 cups of shucked cherries, I started with 7 1/2 cups unshucked (just under one pound).