Door County Cherry Pie with Easy Vegan Pie Crust
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This recipe is reprinted with permissions from Kelly's cookbook, The Food Allergy Mama's Baking Book.
Serves: 6 servings
Easy Vegan Pie Dough
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup dairy-free shortening, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons ice water
Cherry Pie Filling
  • 6 cups fresh (or frozen) pitted red tart cherries, pitted (or option below)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (can sub tapioca starch)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dairy-free buttery spread or margarine, cut into pieces
Easy Vegan Pie Dough
  1. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in food processor.
  2. Add small pieces of the shortening, and pulse a few times until the mixture resembles small crumbs.
  3. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to the flour mixture, pulsing until the dough just comes together.
  4. Divide the dough and transfer to 2 squares of plastic wrap. Use the wrap to pull the sides of dough together to form rounded disks.
  5. Chill at least 30 minutes before rolling out.
Door County Cherry Pie Filling and Baking
  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
  2. Line a 9-inch pie plate with 1 rolled-out disk of the easy vegan pie dough.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the cherries, starch, and sugar, and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on HIGH, until thickened.
  4. Stir in vanilla, and pour the filling into your prepared pie pan.
  5. Dot the top with pieces of the dairy-free margarine.
  6. Roll out the second disk of easy vegan pie dough into a large 11-inch rectangle.
  7. Cut the pastry into ½-inch strips, and weave dough into a lattice design. Crimp the edges to tidy up any loose dough.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the crust is nicely browned. Cover the edges with foil if the crust is browning too quickly.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Canned Cherry Option: In a pinch, you can use 2 cans tart or sour pitted cherries. But make sure they are well drained and rinsed thoroughly. Add drops of red food coloring to give the canned cherries some of their red coloring back.
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