Tuesday, May 29, 2018
MEMORIAL CHERRY PIE
It was a three day weekend for most of America. What is more American than a cherry pie? We made a home made cherry pie from farmers market fresh cherries to celebrate this holiday weekend. We also threw in a pork shoulder roast procured from the U.C. Davis Meat Labs to make this a very tasty weekend.
This pie was a creation that I made up as I went along. It is a little chore to pitt several pounds of fresh cherries. We do have a fancy pitting utensil but sometimes it missfires and only a plug of cherry is removed. I did my best but one wayward pitt will be somebody's prize in this pie. The pitted cherries were briefly boiled in a pot to soften and thicken. The crust and topping was a combination of chopped almonds, butter, brown sugar, flour and oats. I like making this crust because you basically just stir all the ingredients together and go. A brief trip to the oven and we were ready.
I hope your weekend was as tasty as ours. We reflected and honored the memory of veterans who gave their life. We did it in our way with cherry pie. I almost forgot to say how wonderful our pork roast was. Oh my! Till the next time.