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DESSERT RECIPE:
Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping

2-16oz cans pitted tart red cherries water pack (or 4-cups)
1 -cups sugar
1/3-cup cornstarch
1-tbsp butter
3-4 drops almond extract
1-9in single pie crust

Topping
-cup all-purpose flour
-cup packed brown sugar
3-tbsp butter
-cup slivered almonds
Cherry Pie with Almond Crumb Topping


Drain cherries and reserve 1-cup liquid
In a saucepan, combine 3/4-cup sugar, the cornstarch, and a dash of salt
Stir in reserved cherry juice
Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly
Cook and stir one minute more
Remove from heat
Stir in remaining 3/4-cup sugar, the cherries, butter and extract
Prepare pastry and line a 9" pie plate
Fill pastry with cherry mixture
Topping
Stir together the flour and brown sugar
Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
Sprinkle crumb topping over the cherry filling
Sprinkle with the almonds
Cover edge of pie with foil
Bake at 375* for 25 minutes
Remove foil and bake 25-30 minutes more
Cool on wire rack before serving

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