Classic Cherry Pie with Homemade Lattice Crust

This Classic Cherry Pie features a homemade pastry crust filled with a sweet and tangy cherry filling, finished with a beautiful lattice top. Made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients, this pie offers a delightful blend of textures and flavors, making it a comforting and satisfying dessert. The flaky, buttery crust pairs perfectly with the vibrant cherry filling, creating a timeless treat that appeals to all.

Why You’ll Love This:

  • Rich Flavor: The combination of fresh cherrence and a hint of lemon juice brings out a rich, fruity flavor that is both refreshing and deeply satisfying.
  • Artisanal Touch: The lattice crust not only adds a rustic charm but also allows the bright cherry filling to peek through, making it as beautiful as it is delicious.
  • Versatile Serving Options: Serve this cherry pie warm with a scoop of vanilla icecream or a dollop of whipped cream for the ultimate dessert experience.

Perfect Occasion: This cherry pie is ideal for family gatherings, holiday celebrations, or as a special treat during the cherry season. It’s also perfect for summer picnics and potlucks, or as a comforting dessert on a cool evening.

Decoration Tips:

  1. Sugar Dusting: Sprinkle granulated sugar or powdered sugar over the crust before baking for a sweet, sparkling finish.
  2. Decorative Crust: Use cookie cutters to create shapes from the pastry dough to decorate the edges of the pie.
  3. Serve with Style: Present the pie on a classic cake stand with a vintage pie server to enhance its homemade, rustic appeal.
  4. Fresh Cherries: Garnish with fresh cherries on top right before serving for added freshness and a burst of color.


  • Pastry Dough:
    • 500g all-purpose flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 250g unsalted butter, cold and diced
    • 150ml cold water
  • Cherry Filling:
    • 350g pitted cherries
    • 50g granulated sugar
    • 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp cold water
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Finishing:
    • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Prepare the Dough:
    • In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Incorporate the cold, diced butter using your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Gradually add cold water and mix just until the dough comes together.
    • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch-water mixture, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. Assemble the Pie:
    • Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).
    • Roll out half the chilled dough on a floured surface and fit it into a buttered 23cm or 25cm pie plate. Dock the bottom with a fork.
    • Pour the cherry filling into the crust.
    • Roll out the remaining dough and cut into strips. Weave a lattice over the filling.
    • Brush the lattice with the beaten egg for a golden finish.
  4. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  5. Serve:
    • Let the pie cool slightly before serving. Enhance its delight by serving it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Indulge in this homemade Classic Cherry Pie, where the joy of baking meets the pleasure of dessert in every slice.

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