It isn’t your normal cherry pie. The glaze brings smooth, flavorful consistency which is unique to a cherry pie. The mix of sweet and tart cherries added while frozen keeps them plump. You can just get a hint of the almond, and it is totally worth it. Without even experimenting I am going to suggest you could add a bit of amaretto to this pie and it would work just great!
Try it. You’ll like it.
2 pie dough crusts (you can make your own, or use store-bought. In this case I bought the best prepared pie dough which is at Trader Joes. *pro tip, leave in wax cover to roll, otherwise you will get cracking. This is the only downside to Trader Joes pie crust. Mrs. Fields is a good brand too)
3 cups Costco Private Selection Frozen mixed variety cherries.
1 box junket Danish Dessert, strawberry
Welchs white grape cherry juice
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp butter
2 egg yolks
Cover 9 inch pie pan with a circular rolled pie dough. Prick bottom. Slice butter thinly and lay on bottom. Prepare Danish dessert over stovetop using 1 cup white grape cherry juice and 3/4 cup water instead of just water (as directed by instructions on back of box). When thick and clear remove from heat. Add almond extract and cinnamon. Stir in cherries and pour into prepared crust.
Design top as desired and then brush top dough with egg wash. Bake as directed on prepared pie dough. You will want to use a cover on sides and top of pie to prevent overbrowning during the baking process.
Serve with a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream dashed with a spritz of nutmeg.