My 17 year old son made an amazing gut-healthy pie last week. It was so good (he has promised another) that not a crumb was left. We all had a piece, and then I declared that we might as well finish it all, since it was so amazing. My son will be attending a Baking and Pastry Arts program this fall, because he loves baking, but the good news is that this was REALLY EASY, so anyone can make it. Sebastian loves working with whatever ingredients are on hand, so as soon as he saw the huge bag of cherries I came home with he was inspired to make a pie.
Sebastian used my favourite pie crust recipe from Elana's Pantry. It only has 4 ingredients making it the easiest pie crust ever. The dough just gets pressed into the pie plate, so no rolling required. Can't eat eggs? Replace the egg in this recipe with a gelatin egg.
Then he made a simple, delicious 4 ingredient filling.
SEBASTIAN'S CHERRY PIE FILLING
2 pounds fresh cherries
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp tapioca flour
Wash and pit the cherries. Mix the tapioca flour with the lemon juice. You can add a bit of water if it's not enough fluid. Put all the ingredients into a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continually until the mixture thickens (5-10 minutes). Allow to cool and pour the cherry filling into a baked pie crust. Refrigerate until set (if you can wait that long) and enjoy!
Visit your local farmer's market this weekend to get amazing cherries. Let me know what you think of Sebastian's Cherry Pie. What are your favourite pie fillings? Saskatoons? Peaches? It's that time of year for a lot of great pie making.
Happy, Healthy Baking!
PS: I made the crust with a "gelatin egg", and used blueberries for the filling and it was just as good!