Cherry Pie

(from cokerlj’s recipe box)

Old farm recipe. Mother would always make this in February for George Washington’s birthday and she also liked the red for Valentines. (Remember…George couldn’t tell a lie and admitted to chopping down a cherry tree!)

Source: Millie Bartek, Linda Coker

Categories: Pies, Valentines


  • 2 cans tart water packed cherries
  • 1 cup sugar heaping
  • 3 tablespoons minute tapioca heaping
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 10 inch unbaked pie crust (a standard 9 inch pie pan is just a bit too small)
  • red food color (optional)


  1. Mix sugar and cherries together.

  2. Add tapioca, vanilla and salt. Also optional red food color if you want a really red filling.

  3. Pour into 10 inch pie crust.

  4. Add lattice-work pie crust top or solid top with air vents.

  5. Place on a pizza pan to avoid spill-overs.

  6. Sprinkle top with extra sugar.

  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until it bubbles and top is golden.

  8. Cool to set tapioca and serve with a scoop of ice cream.

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