Aaron Harvie's cherry pie is easy to make but full of flavour. It's one of those recipes that is destined to become a family classic, shared among generations.


  • 150 g (51/2 oz) cherries

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar

  • 80 g (2¾ oz) unsalted butter

  • 10 filo pastry sheets

  • 50 g (1¾ oz) almond meal

  • 3 tablespoons caster (super fine) sugar, plus additional for topping


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Lightly grease a baking tray.

  • 2.

    Destem and remove the cherry pits placing the flesh into a mixing bowl. Pour the honey over the cherries and add the sugar, tossing until they are mixed together well. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Place a small saucepan over low heat and melt the butter. Brush each sheet of filo with melted butter and lay on top of each other. Place the cherry mixture in the centre of the buttered filo pastry. Sprinkle the mixture with the almond meal. Fold the ends of the filo pastry towards the centre. Fold the sides of the filo pastry over the ends until in forms a neat package and brush again with butter.

  • 4.

    Cut three small diagonal slices across the top of the pastry and place on the baking tray, sprinkling with a little sugar. Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the baking tray from the oven and rest the cherry pie for 15 minutes before serving.

  • 5.

    Serve hot with some frozen yoghurt on the side.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 478kj
  • Fat Total 25g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 59g
  • Sugar 30g
  • Sodium 232mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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For more great recipes by Aaron Harvie,check out his new cookbook, 'A House Husband's Guide', New Holland Publishers RRP $35. Available from all good bookstores or online.

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