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Ground Cherry Pie
Source: statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net and Allrecipes.com (Entered by Eric Wagoner)
A simple and delicious recipe for an unusual Mennonite pie.
Step by Step Instructions
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place hulled ground cherries in pie shell. Mix brown sugar and 1 Tbsp. flour and sprinkle over cherries. Sprinkle water over top.
- Mix together 3 Tbsp. flour and 3 Tbsp. sugar. Cut butter in until crumbly. Top cherry mixture with crumbs.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 375 degrees and continue to bake for 25 minutes.
Comments added by fellow market members.
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).