Sweet Washington Cherry Pie

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  • Published Jan 1st
  • Ready In2h 15m
  • Servings6
  • Calories472
This is a recipe shared with me from a friend in eastern Washington, where they have the BEST fresh sweet cherries in the U.S.

Sweet Washington Cherry Pie Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Sweet Washington Cherry Pie for 6 servings:

  • 2 cups pitted fresh dark sweet cherries, such as Bing or Lambert
  • 1/3 cup bottled cherry juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pastry for a double-crust 9-inch pie
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small chunks

Sweet Washington Cherry Pie Cooking Instructions

  • Prep40m
  • Cook35m
  • Ready In2h 15m

To cook Sweet Washington Cherry Pie, you need about 40 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Sweet Washington Cherry Pie is about 35 minutes , and you can serve your Sweet Washington Cherry Pie within 2 hours 15 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Sweet Washington Cherry Pie easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a bowl, mix the cherries, cherry juice, almond extract, brown sugar, white sugar, and flour until the sugar has dissolved; allow to stand while you prepare pastry dough, about 15 minutes.
  3. 3 Line a 9-inch pie dish with a pastry crust, and fill with the cherry filling; sprinkle small chunks of butter over the filling. Top with the remaining crust, and crimp the edges to seal; cut several steam vents into the top crust with a sharp paring knife.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until the cherry filling is bubbling and thickened and the pie crust is browned, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


  • Cook's Notes
  • I have been taught to watch for the pie to look like it is "breathing" (i.e., the center rises and falls like a person literally breathing). I also should mention that you may need to cover the edges of the pie with foil the first twenty minutes of baking to prevent over-browning of the edges.
  • Substitute 3 tablespoons of quick-cooking tapioca for flour, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 472 calories; 22.4 grams of fat; 64.5 grams of carbohydrates; 4.8 grams of protein; 5 milligrams of cholesterol; 331 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 8th 2015

    Heretofore I have always said my favorite pie was Apple, but my wife made this pie per instructions and it toppled that love like an antiquated soviet regime!

  2. Nov 25th 2013

    I'm with the consensus!! This pie was soooo good and a sweet cherry pie recipe is not easy to find. I make my pies with Ruth's Grandma's crust from this site and I seduce my fiancé with them.

  3. Jun 1st 2013

    Everyone loved this pie. Like others, I also used 4 cups of cherries. I kept the sugars and flour the same, doubled the almond extract, added a little cinnamon, and added just enough water ...

  4. Jul 16th 2012

    Fantastic recipe when you have FRESH cherries, not the canned variety.The only substitution I made was using Amaretto in place of the cherry juice and extract. And I used closer to 4 cups ...

  5. Jul 14th 2012

    I had fresh sweet cherries and this is one of the few cherry pie recipes that don't use sour cherries or canned cherries. Like another reviewer, I also doubled the cherries to about 4 cups. ...

  6. I was so happy to find this recipe because most cherry pie recipes out there are for sour cherries and my 6 trees are various types of sweet cherries. I'm not sure if it's that my cherries a ...

  7. Nov 26th 2011

    This was an awesome pie, I used 2 bags of frozen dark sweet cherries (defrosted) and just drained the juice into a measuring cup and bulked it up with cranberry juice(I did not have cherry j ...

  8. Jul 17th 2011

    Absolutely fabulous! Don't need to change a thing. At first I thought only 2 cups of fruit would not be enough, since other fruit pie recipes call for 4 cups of fruit, but this is perfect. ...

  9. Jul 4th 2011

    This is perfect cherry pie. I invested in a cherry pitter recently and it made the task of pitting the cherries so much easier. I'm happy to have it on hand for cherry season. I used clo ...