Enjoy the Delightful Taste of Homemade Cherry Pie

Are you craving something sweet and indulgent but don’t know what to bake? Look no further than Margo’s “Can’t Eat One Piece” Cherry Pie Recipe. This recipe is a classic yet easy-to-follow dessert that will satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth.

I can guarantee that this cherry pie recipe will leave you wanting more after just one slice! The combination of fresh cherries, sugar, and spices like ground nutmeg and cinnamon create a perfect balance of flavors that tantalize your taste buds.

And the best part? You get to enjoy the flavors of summer all year round with this cherry pie recipe. Whether you’re hosting a weeknight dinner or a weekend party with friends, this homemade cherry pie is a delicious addition to any meal.

So don’t let childhood obesity and store-bought desserts keep you from experiencing the joy of homemade cherry pie. Let me guide you through this recipe and bring some sweetness to your life!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Margo's Can't Eat One Piece Cherry Pie
Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie

Are you looking for a recipe that can satisfy your sweet cravings without overpowering your taste buds? Look no further than Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe!

This recipe is the perfect balance of tangy and sweet flavors that will leave you feeling satisfied, yet longing for more. With a flaky, buttery crust and a mouth-watering filling made from fresh cherries that burst with flavor, it’s no wonder why this pie is impossible to resist.

One reason why you’ll fall in love with this recipe is its simplicity. You don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients to make this pie – just some basic baking staples like all-purpose flour, sugar, butter or margarine, salt, and ground cinnamon. The cherry filling requires just a handful of ingredients – fresh cherries, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, almond extract and spices – that are easy to find at your local grocery store.

But what sets Margo’s cherry pie apart from others is the use of fresh cherries. Sweet cherry varieties like Bing work especially well in this recipe, but any type of fresh cherry will do the trick. By using fresh fruit instead of canned or frozen fruit, you’ll get a burst of flavor in every bite that simply can’t be replicated.

And if you’re worried about the amount of sugar in this recipe affecting your health or diet? Don’t be! Not only does this recipe only call for 1/4 cup of sugar per 2 cups of cherries but making pies like these every once in a while is an essential part of self-care too. Experts suggest indulging in sweets once a week as part of healthy eating habits so that you don’t feel deprived or suffer from childhood obesity or other issues related to food guilt.

So why not give Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe a try today? Trust me – your taste buds will thank you!

Ingredient List

“One slice just won’t suffice – Margo’s cherry pie!”

Bring out the ingredients! Assembling all the necessary ingredients is the first step in preparing Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie. Here’s what you’ll need to create this delicious dessert:

For the crust:

  • Butter or Margarine: ½ cup, cold
  • All-purpose flour: 1 ½ cups
  • Sugar: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: A pinch
  • Ice-cold water: ¼ cup

For the cherry pie filling:

  • Fresh cherries (sweet cherry like Bing): 4 cups, sliced and halved
  • Sugar: 2 cups
  • All-purpose flour: ½ cup
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Vinegar: 1 tablespoon
  • Ground cinnamon: A pinch
  • Ground nutmeg: A pinch
  • Almond extract: A few drops

The combination of fresh cherries, sugar, and other flavorings gives a nice taste to the pie filling. It’s important to choose sweet cherries – like Bing Cherries – that are ripe but still firm for the best tasting pie. In terms of flour, we recommend King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, which has a high protein content that makes it perfect for baking.

Note: if you can’t find fresh cherries, frozen cherries will work just as well.

Now that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s move on to creating this sweet-as-cherry-pie dessert that one slice will never be enough for you!

The Recipe How-To

“Savor every bite of this sweet treat.”

Now, let’s dive into the most critical part of this article which is the recipe how-to!

Step 1: Make The Pie Crust

Before we move forward to make our homemade Cherry Pie, let’s start with a beautiful and flaky pie crust to hold that juicy cherry filling in.

  • Gather all the ingredients: 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 tsp salt, 2 sticks of margarine or butter 8 oz., 2 cups all-purpose flour and ice-cold water.
  • In a mixing bowl, mix flour, salt, and sugar together with a whisk.
  • Cut the chilled butter or margarine into small cubes and add them to the flour mixture using a pastry blender until it has coarse crumbs like texture.
  • Start drizzling in cold water into your mixture while continually stirring until you have a dough-like consistency
  • Transfer your dough onto a countertop that has been dusted with flour. Flatten it out and divide it into half parts to prepare for rolling. Cover the dough”
    with plastic wrap and Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Make The Filling

Now that we have the crust prepped let’s focus on making that juicy cherry filling for these Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pies.

  • Gather fresh cherries (4 cups sliced & halved), 1/2 cup sugar, lemon juice (1 Tbsp) vinegar (1 tsp), almond extract(1/4 Tsp.), nutmeg(1/4 TSP), Cinnamon (1 tsp), and salt (a pinch).
  • Rinse the fresh cherries under running water, remove both stems and pits by cutting them around with a paring knife. Slice & halve each cherry
  • In a saucepan over low-medium heat, combine cherries along with all-dry Ingredients such as cinnamon, nutmeg and continue cooking. Add lemon juice and vinegar into the pan after about 15mn.
  • Put mixture back on heat for another5mn then add Almond extract still mixing gently.
  • Remove your saucepan from the heat source when your cherry pie filling is thick enough not to be runny but rather sticky. Allow it to cool off.

Step 3: Get Ready To Bake The Pie

Let’s start finishing up our pie.

  • Take out your rolled-out pie crusts from the refrigerator for at least 10min. Transfer one crust onto a well-greased baking pan measuring approximately 9in.
  • Add the cherry pie filling generously covering the crust
  • Cover your filling with remaining dough/pie crust either as lattice strips or full disk depending on how you prefer your pie design
  • Brush more almond extract mixed with sugar on top of your final crust coating evenly
  • Preheat your oven @400°F
    and Bake your Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie at about fifty-five minutes

Step Four: Serve Your Delicious Piece

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Substitutions and Variations

“Get ready to fall in love with the flakiest crust and juiciest cherries.”

Are you feeling adventurous? Here are some suggestions for substitutions and fun variations of Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie recipe.

First, let’s talk about the butter vs. margarine debate. While some swear by using real butter for baking, others prefer margarine for its lower saturated fat content. Either way, make sure your chosen option is unsalted to control the saltiness of your crust.

Want to add a spicy kick to your pie? Try incorporating some ground nutmeg or extra cinnamon into the filling mixture.

For a gluten-free option, substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative such as almond or coconut flour. You can also use a pre-made gluten-free pie crust if desired.

While fresh cherries are ideal for this recipe, you could also use canned cherries in a pinch (just make sure to drain them first). Alternatively, consider using another fruit entirely – this recipe could work well with blueberries, strawberries, or peaches.

If you’re looking for different ways to present your pie, why not try making hand pies instead? Cut the dough into small circles, spoon some filling onto one half of each circle, fold over the other half to create a pocket, and crimp the edges together with a fork before baking.

Finally, switch things up by serving your pie with different accompaniments – vanilla ice cream is a classic pairing, but caramel sauce or whipped cream could also be delicious.

Remember, recipes are meant to be experimented with! Don’t be afraid to try out new ideas and substitutions to see what works best for your tastes.

Serving and Pairing

“This cherry pie is a must-have for any summer gathering.”

When it comes to serving and enjoying Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie, there are no hard and fast rules. You can slice it up into generous wedges and serve it warm or cold with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or even a drizzle of caramel sauce. The sweetness and tang of the cherries will be a perfect complement to whatever you choose to pair it with.

If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you can try pairing this cherry pie with some other delicious treats. For example, a cup of coffee served with cherry pie is one of the most classic combinations out there. If you prefer something cold, you might consider pairing your pie with some iced tea or lemonade.

For those who prefer a more indulgent treat, Margo’s cherry pie would be excellent paired with homemade caramel apple pie cookies, hand pies or strawberry rhubarb pie., or maybe even peach pie & blueberry. The rich notes in these desserts and the brightness of the cherries in the pie will balance each other out perfectly.

Of course, if you’re not in the mood for anything sweet in your drink, a tall glass of milk could also work as an ideal pairing.

Whatever your preference may be, when it comes to dessert pairings for this scrumptious cherry pie, anything that brings you joy is fair game.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Fresh ingredients, impeccable taste – Margo’s cherry pie.”

Congratulations on making a delicious cherry pie with Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe! Now that you have a mouth-watering treat in front of you, let’s talk about how to store it for later, as well as reheating tips.

First, let’s cover how to make this delectable dessert ahead of time. You can prepare the crust and filling up to two days before you bake it. After you’ve baked the pie, allow it to cool for around 30 minutes before storing it. This will prevent the crust from getting soggy.

If you want to store your pie in the refrigerator, make sure to cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This will help prevent the filling from drying out and also protect it from absorbing any unwanted flavors from other food in your fridge. You can store your whole cherry pie in the refrigerator for up to four days.

In the unlikely event that there are any leftovers, you can reheat your cherry pie in either the oven or microwave. To reheat in the oven, preheat at 350°F (175°C) and bake for 10-15 minutes. This method will keep the crust crispy and prevent it from becoming too soggy. To reheat in the microwave, place a slice of leftover pie on a microwave-safe plate and heat for 10-20 seconds.

One last thing to keep in mind is that the filling may become a bit looser after reheating. This happens because it has melted and redistributed somewhat during reheating. But don’t fret – this won’t affect its flavor! Simply savor every bite of your delicious homemade cherry pie and enjoy your sweet treat without worrying about how much exercise you’ll need to do after.

Tips for Perfect Results

When it comes to baking pies, achieving perfect results can be a challenging task. However, with some simple tips and tricks, you can make sure your cherry pie turns out delicious every time. Here are some suggestions to make sure the crust is flaky, the filling sets up perfectly, and every bite is as flavorful as the last.

First and foremost, always use cold butter when making your pie crust. This ensures that the fat is evenly distributed throughout the dough which will result in a flakier crust. Additionally, take care not to overwork the dough as this will cause it to become tough.

When preparing your filling, consider using a mixture of fresh bing cherries for their sweetness and tart cherries for balance. Make sure to slice them uniformly and remove any pits before cooking. Adding a touch of lemon juice will boost the flavor profile by adding a bright acidity that balances out the sweetness of the cherries.

The consistency of your cherry pie filling is essential to ensuring great results. To prevent a soggy bottom crust or watery filling while baking, try mixing in 1-2 tablespoons of ground nutmeg and cinnamon with your sugar and flour mixture before adding it to your fruit. These spices act as natural thickeners without altering the taste significantly.

To avoid a burnt or undercooked crust, bake your cherry pie on the middle rack of your oven at 375°F for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. If you notice the edges starting to brown too quickly, cover them with foil to prevent burning.

Lastly, allow your cherry pie to cool completely before cutting into it – this allows time for the filling to set up properly. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a sweet finish that will leave everyone craving for more.

By following these tips for perfect results, you’re sure to have success baking Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe every time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe is an absolute game-changer in the world of pie-making. The combination of fresh cherries and a perfect crust creates a true masterpiece that will leave you feeling satisfied and fulfilled. It’s hard to go wrong with this recipe, whether you’re a novice or a seasoned baker.

Don’t hesitate to make this cherry pie recipe your own by trying out different variations and substitutions. Over time, you’ll develop your own unique take on this classic treat.

So why wait? Make the perfect pie for your next family gathering or weeknight dinner with Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe. By following these steps carefully and taking advantage of my tips and tricks, you’re sure to have a delicious, moist and flavorful dessert that everyone will be raving about for weeks to come.

Remember that homemade cherry pies are an excellent alternative to store-bought pastries loaded with sugars, unhealthy fats and other harmful additives. So not only will you be indulging in an irresistible dessert, but you’re helping fight childhood obesity too!

Thank you for choosing this recipe as your guide on your pie-making journey. I hope Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe brings joy into your life as it has mine.

Margo's Can't Eat One Piece Cherry Pie

Margo’s Can’t Eat One Piece Cherry Pie Recipe

I am the first one to say no to Cherry Pie, but this is wholy different ... I not only said yes to one piece but two. As did Uncle Charlie ... I think he had three pieces. Plus it is super easy to make.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Low Protein, Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 341kcal


  • 4 cups sliced halved fresh cherries (sweet cherry, like Bing)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie pastry


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter or 3 tablespoons margarine


  • In a bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; pour into pasty shell.
  • For topping, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake at 375F for 50-60 min or until bubby and golden brown. Cover the edges of the crust during the last 20 minutes to prevent over browning.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • ** Can be made with Plums as well.

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Serving: 145g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.8g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 12.1g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Cholesterol: 11.4mg | Sodium: 228.1mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 35g

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