Cherry Pie Recipe

The creamy cherry pie filling, made with sour cream, makes this homemade cherry pie extraordinary.

September/October 2016

  • Cherry Amber Pie combines fruity cherries with creamy meringue.
    Photo by Lori Dunn

Yield: 1 pie

Cherry Amber Pie



• 1 cup sour cream
• 1 cup cherries, pitted
• 3 eggs, separated
• 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
• 1 baked 9-inch pie shell


1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. In saucepan over medium heat, combine sour cream, cherries, egg yolks, flour and 1⁄2 cup sugar. Cook until thick, stirring constantly.

3. Pour thickened filling into baked pie shell. Set aside.

4. In small bowl, using electric mixer, beat egg whites with remaining sugar until stiff. Spread meringue over pie filling.

5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until meringue is nicely browned.

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