Its our tradition to go cherry picking on Fathers Day weekend. Not sure how it started but ever since Imogen was born, there we've been, filling buckets and eating sour cherries by the handful. This year I actually beat the birds to our cherries upstate so we need not go any farther than our own backyard. Apparently its a stellar year for cherries (a dry spring) so get out your cherry recipes because its game on! Happy Father's Day!
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling | Needs to be doubled for a pie, which is: 4 c (one store-bought bag) cherries, 1 cup sugar; 2 tsp (generous) vanilla extract; 1/4 tsp kosher salt 3T cornstarch, 3 T water. The cornstarch & water combine to make a thickener, which is added after boiling other ingredients. | I use a cherry pitter, which I found in the produce section of my grocery store.