Easy shredded pie with cherries (or jam, or berries, anything)

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In loving memory of My Grandmother Maria.

This pie was a signature recipe of my Grandmother Maria, today would be her birthday , so I decided to bake this pie for the first time in my life. I ate it hundreds of times, but never thought that this deliciousness is so simple to cook.

You can use pretty much any filling : jam, fresh fruit, berries and nuts. (wallnuts add special twist to this pie)

I was baking this pie with cherries, so in my execution it’s sweet and sour shredded pie.

For this recipe you’ll need:

2 cups of flour

1 cup of sugar

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon of sour cream or mayo

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of water

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 stick of butter.

Sift flour, add 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of baking powder, mix everything very well.

Shred the butter and mix it with the flour-sugar-baking powder. In a separate bowl mix: egg yolk,  2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of sour cream (or mayo), add vanilla extract. Form a batter, split the batter in proportion 2/3 and 1/3. Put it in a fridge for 15-20 mins.

Preheat the stove to 350F,grease the baking dish, take the batter  and spred 2/3 of batter over the baking dish. (as it’s  very tender I was spreading it with my hands)

Filling: take the filling you are planning to use, I’m using cherries, spread over the batter and shred the1/3 of batter over the filling. (So your pie would look like a curly pie).

Bake the pie for 20-25 mins untli the crust is golden brown.

Enjoy! (I enjoyed it a lot)

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9 Responses to Easy shredded pie with cherries (or jam, or berries, anything)

  • Tina@flourtrader

    Replied on: August 5, 2011, 9:26 am

    Your grandma would be so proud to know you have made her recipe after all these years! Nice contrast with the sour cream and the suggestion of adding walnuts sounds delicious! This pie does make for a stunning presentation-Yum!

  • Hester Casey @ Alchemy in the Kitchen

    Replied on: August 5, 2011, 10:12 am

    Happy Birthday Grandma Maria – she’d be thrilled to know this fabulous dessert lives on through you, Helen.

  • Eliot

    Replied on: August 5, 2011, 12:39 pm

    What a great homage to your grandmother. If using jam, do you simple layer the jam on top of the bottom crust? I think this recipe is a keeper. Thanks for the great post.

    • helenscooking

      Replied on: August 5, 2011, 3:35 pm

      yeah, just put the jam and you’re good to go!

  • Charissa

    Replied on: August 5, 2011, 2:42 pm

    This looks really good! Not a hug pie fan but I like the twist to this pie! Buzzed ya!

  • Sarah

    Replied on: August 5, 2011, 3:26 pm

    Mmm…I love cherry pie! :)

  • Ann

    Replied on: August 6, 2011, 2:51 am

    This looks delicious – and happy birthday to your grandmother. I’m glad you have a special food memory.

  • Sandra

    Replied on: August 6, 2011, 11:49 pm


  • Skylar

    Replied on: August 11, 2011, 7:57 pm

    Looks really tasty, and always better with such a good memory

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