I found this in an enormous recipe folder that I have but unfortunately, I don’t know who to attribute it to. Whoever it was makes the comment at the end of the recipe “this is one great tasting pie”, and it sounds so interesting that I simply had to include it.
4 cups ground cherries, husked
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons tapioca
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons butter
1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie
Gently mix together the ground cherries, sugar, tapioca, flour and lemon juice. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a 9-inch pie pan with half of the pastry.
Pour the fruit mixture into the pastry-lined pan, and dot the top with the butter. Cover with the top crust or make a lattice crust.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and bake for another 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
The fresh cherry pie is ready to serve…this is one great tasting pie !