Buttery Pastry with a juicy, sweet cherry filling - great with a dollop of cream or a scoop of icecream


  • Pastry:

  • 2 3/4 cups Plain Flour

  • 1 Tbsp Sugar

  • 1 tspn Salt

  • 250g cold Unsalted Butter - cut into 1cm cubes

  • 1/2 cup iced water.

  • Filling:

  • 6 cups fresh pitted Cherries OR 3 cans Pie Cherries - drained

  • 1 cup Sugar

  • 4 Tbsn Cornflour

  • pinch Salt


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Combine all the filling ingredients in a medium saucepan and stir til well blended.

  • 3.

    Set aside for 10 mins.

  • 4.

    Cook over medium heat15 mins or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

  • 5.

    Cool slightly.

  • 6.


  • 7.

    In a food processor put the flour, sugar and salt and pulse to mix.

  • 8.

    Scatter the cubed butter over the flour and pulse about 8 times.

  • 9.

    Add 1/4 cup iced water and pulse a few times.

  • 10.

    Fluff up the bottom with a fork and then add the rest of the water and pulse some more.

  • 11.

    Put into a large bowl. If it's dry put in some more water.

  • 12.

    Divide into 2 balls - 1 slightly larger than the other, knead once or twice.

  • 13.

    Form into flat rounds, wrap in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour.

  • 14.

    Roll out large pastry ball to fit a pie plate. Crimp edges and moisten with water.

  • 15.

    Put cherry filling inside.

  • 16.

    Roll out smaller pastry ball to fit over pie OR roll out big enough to cut 8 2cm x 30cm strips.

  • 17.

    Cover the pie and make steam slits or plait the pastry strips as on the picture

  • 18.

    Brush with milk and sprinkle with caster sugar.

  • 19.

    Bake 180 C oven for 40 mins.

  • 20.

    Cool 1 hour before cutting

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 561kj
  • Fat Total 26g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 78g
  • Sugar 39g
  • Sodium 332mg

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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Posted by Digger2640Report
I just made this today. The filling is perfect and uncomplicated in terms of method and taste. They're in the oven at the moment and they look delish. Making these for Christmas Day.... if they last that long. :P
Posted by Rita33Report
It looks really yummy, I wont to try and make it myself, hope it turns out for me like yours. Tks
Posted by jackicamReport
You'll be fine Rita! It's not difficult to do but tastes really yummy - your family should be pleased! Happy cooking! : )
Posted by Rita33Report
It looks really yummy, I wont to try and make it myself for my family when they come over for christmas, I hope it turns out for me. Tks Jackie