Cherry Blossom Pie

I love desserts made with cherries. This Cherry Blossom pie recipe is absolutely delicious and easy to make. I’ve balanced sweet dark cherries with some sour cherries. This is my best homemade cherry pie recipe and it makes a great family dessert. A new family favourite!

I was lucky enough to be in Washington DC when their famous Cherry Blossoms burst into a glorious spectacle. This easy cherry pie recipe is inspired by that trip.

I’ll show you how decorating a pie with some simple pastry design can turn your pie into a showstopper dessert…

I love desserts made with cherries. This Cherry Blossom pie recipe is absolutely delicious and so easy. I've balanced sweet dark cherries with some sour ones. If there is one cherry pie recipe for you to try it's this one! It's a great family dessert and has become an instant favourite with my family. I was lucky enough to be in Washington DC when their famous Cherry Blossoms burst into a glorious spectacle. This pie is inspired by this.

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Nice crunchy pastry.

Using pre rolled pastry means you are guaranteed a nice thin crust without any effort. Using cold pastry allows you to cut really neat blossoms.

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Slice of cherry blossom pie.

This recipe has lots of juicy pie filling.

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To make this Cherry Blossom Pie recipe you will need

  • 700g frozen dark sweet cherries
  • 100g dried tart cherries
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 60ml tart cherry juice concentrate
  • 5 drops almond extract
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod (extract seeds only)
  • 50g tapioca flour
  • a little milk
  • 2 x 230g ready rolled shortcrust pastry

How to make a Cherry Blossom Pie

The cherries need to be defrosted first.

Put the oven on to 180ΒΊC and prepare a 23 inch pie dish with a thin smear of butter, followed by a little coating of flour.

Take ONE of the ready rolled pastry packets out of the fridge.

First of all prepare the cherry pie filling

  1. Drain the juice from the defrosted cherries and place them in a bowl. The cherries should be at room temperature, not cold.
  2. Add the dried cherries.
  3. Pour the melted butter over the cherries.
  4. Mix the sugar and the vanilla seeds together and tip them into the cherries.
  5. Add in the tapioca flour in too and mix together.
  6. Combine the cherry concentrate and almond extract.
  7. Then pour the cherry juice over the cherry mix. Mix thoroughly.

Unroll the pastry over the pie dish and let it sink down. Tease it into the corners.

Flour the kitchen surface, take the second packet out of the fridge and roll out over the floured surface.

Cut out the flowers with an icing cutter, dipping the cutter into flour to stop the pastry sticking. This is easier with cold pastry.

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Cut out the blossoms using an icing cutter.

Place the blossoms carefully onto the floured surface, you will need these.

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Blossom cutouts.

Tip the cherry filling into the pie dish and carefully place your pastry top over the pie.

With a sharp knife trim the excess pastry around the top of the dish and pinch the two pastry pieces together using two fingers.

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Place the pastry on top.

Place the blossom cutouts around the pie top. Let some overlap the blossom holes for a more natural look.

Using a pastry brush dab milk over the pastry.

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Add on the pastry blossoms and brush a little milk over the pastry.

Sprinkle over extra sugar.

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Sprinkle sugar all over the pastry.

Bake for 40 minutes.

Leave to cool before serving if you want neater slices. Hint: Use scissors to cut the pastry top for a really neat look.

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Other family desserts for you to try

Black Forest Cookie Cake

Lemon Curd Cheesecake With Lavender And White Chocolate

My Best Berry Crumble

Summer Berry Eton Mess With Passion Fruit Cream

Double Chocolate Cheesecake With Fresh Strawberry Sauce And Creamy Chocolate Drizzle

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16 Comments

  1. March 24, 2017 / 8:19 am

    This looks both delicious and beautiful. The perfect treat for Mother’s Day. #TheList

    • Maria Kelly
      March 24, 2017 / 8:21 am

      Thank you! I’m so pleased with this recipe. My daughter wants to learn how to make it x

  2. March 24, 2017 / 9:09 am

    This is the cutest idea, we have an Ornamental Cherry tree about to blossom in our garden #thelistlinky

    • Maria Kelly
      March 24, 2017 / 12:38 pm

      Oh my gosh, you should make this pie and add a flourish of real blossoms to the top. That would be so pretty!!

  3. Andy
    March 24, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I really wish I hadn’t missed this one πŸ™ gutted, looks incredible xxx

    • Maria Kelly
      March 24, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      We’ll be making it again, it’s become a favourite already! xxx

  4. March 25, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    This looks so lovely, pretty and delicious, a great dessert πŸ™‚ #TheListLinky

    • Maria Kelly
      March 26, 2017 / 7:18 am

      Thank you so much Lauretta! x

  5. September 7, 2017 / 7:56 am

    This looks delicious, would be perfect for a chilly Sunday afternoon, great recipe, cannot wait to try it x

    • Maria Kelly
      September 8, 2017 / 7:05 am

      Thank you Tammy. It’s one of my daughters favourites. I hope you enjoy it too x

  6. September 8, 2017 / 12:37 am

    I’ve just gone keto so I can’t have this (sob) but it looks gorgeous
    Debbie

    • Maria Kelly
      September 8, 2017 / 7:19 am

      I doesn’t hurt to look though! haha! Good luck with your diet lovely x

  7. September 9, 2017 / 6:48 am

    I am NOT a pie person and I clicked on this link (via #mamapreneurrevolution) with some trepidation wondering what on earth I would be able to say about it! Well you have totally converted me! Not only does the pie look mouth-wateringly amazeballs but I am IN LOVE with the idea for the crust on the top! What a brilliant idea!

    • Maria Kelly
      September 9, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Hi Emma, this has made my morning! I’m chuffed and hope you give it a go xx