The Perfect Crust: Cherry Pie The key to a gorgeously flaky pie crust is keeping the butter (’cause that’s what you should use) cold. So for a gorgeously flaky pie crust, you first need to make sure that the butter and water you’re using are really cold. Add ice cubes to the water. Keep the butter in the fridge right until you need it. You can even ‘freeze’ your mixing bowl, pastry cutter and flour before making the dough if it’s a hot day! It helps to keep the butter cold.
A homemade cherry filling peeks out from a star-shaped pastry top. You can try different shapes for other occasions and also add almond extract for another flavor. | Country Fair Cherry Pie Recipe from Taste of Home