Saturday, June 19, 2010

Reflections on Cherry Pie



























Does anyone have any idea how long it takes to pit four cups of cherries? Only 'cause that's how many cups you need to make one cherry pie. Then when it's two hours later, and you are all done pitting them? You see you are half a cup short, but by that time you don't care and just use what you have. This year I found a new pie crust recipe in my mother's 'Betty Crocker's Picture Cookbook'. It was the easiest pie crust recipe I ever made, probably because Betty Crocker believed in using pictures to guide amateur bakers like myself! I had a feeling it would taste really good when I was making it and guess what? It was sooo freaking good and sooo worth it all. Please go here if you'd like to see how I made my cherry pie.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

That looks so goooood! Pgma

mARTy said...

sorry-wrong spelling-but now:
cool scenery and great colors, that´s what i wanted to write;-)
have a good one

Kitty said...

oh my goodness. I had no idea it took so long.

I bet your pie will be delicious. I'm not sure if I've ever had a pie from fresh cherries rather than canned.

Serendipity said...

Definitely the tastiest reflection today!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Kitty, it didn't really take two hours, it just felt like two hours. pitting cherries is pretty monotonous! & the pie is already all gone, though I promise I only had two pieces (with vanilla ice-cream) in two days. It was probably the best homemade dessert I ever made.
: ) I want to make another one for Father's Day - I hope I have time!

NYC In Photographs said...

Mmm, that looks yummy!

Dani said...

mmm this looks so yummy...

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Looks great. Laughed at the part about being short on cherries and not caring any more. Wouldn't mind having the pastry recipe.

Paula said...

Those looks so good! I'd be tempted to finish them off before the pie ever got made.
The old Betty Crocker cookbooks are the best. Wish I still had my mother's.
:(

Joanne said...

I love cherry pie! It looks so inviting....

Sylvia K said...

A long time I know, but wow they do look delicious and I do love cherry pie! Great, tasty reflections for the day! Hope your weekend is going well, Lily! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dianne said...

the color is so vivid!
I love where you say "... but by that time you don't care"

awarewriter said...

Not fair! Now I want a piece of cherry pie. Excellent shot. Pitting all those cherries? Not me thank you. LOL

Bonnie Bonsai said...

That looks delicious!

No dear, it is Winter now down under!
We are on the opposite side of the world.

What is day to you, it's night to us. What is hot to you, it is cold to us. Something like that.

Thanks for the visit.

LD said...

Yaaay I love cherry pie! That photo as well as the one with the ice cream are killing me. I'll be checking out your recipe momentarily..

Louis la Vache said...

Oh, my this looks good!
E-mail a slice of this to ol'«Louis» willya?
He's got some Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream in the freezer that will be just right with this and a hot cup of «Louis'» Holy Cow Blend coffee!

(Pardon «Louis'» shameless plug for his coffee...)

maiaT said...

Cherries are my favorite fruits and these on the photo look yummy.
Great reflection shot!

Babzy said...

yummy yum, i like cherries a lot , thanks to you i've learnt one more verb in english ... pit ;)

christopher said...

Homemade cherry pie and vanilla ice-cream sounds fabulous. It would probably warrant of me a few more laps around the track though.

And thanks for the info on the ban in CA.

Marlene said...

Those cherries look so delicious. I have never made a fresh cherry pie, now I know why - I didn't want to face pitting them. I bet the pie was scrumptious

Bibi said...

Yum, yum. I have that same cookbook....the market is still open....

James said...

I love cherries and I love cherry pie even more. This is my kind of reflection! Now I'm off to see the rest of the pie making. :)

Pietro said...

Lovely cherries!

Alexa said...

Well done—your picture has made me hungry for pie!

Daryl said...

I am so glad I will have lunch soon, that made me SO hungry!