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Mock Cherry Pie

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Yield: 8 servings

Here's a surprising way to enjoy the bounty of America's native autumn berry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cranberries, halved
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon quick tapioca
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • pastry for a double-crust pie
  • 1 teaspoon milk or light cream

Instructions:

Mix cranberries, raisins, sugar, and tapioca in a medium bowl. Pour on boiling water; mix well. Let cool. Stir in extracts. Pour into pie shell; cover with lattice crust. Brush crust with milk or cream. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 325 degrees and continue baking for another 30 minutes.
Updated Monday, March 24th, 2003
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