OK, someone on another forum I am on was talking about making this wonderfully glutenous cherry pie, and I remembered - Cherry pie!! That's my favorite!!! (in fact, it was the only pie in my pre-gluten-free days that I could eat without having a terrible upset tummy and long recovery time from.. Dunno why, but it was just that way. (I think it has to do with the fruit more than not.. but I could make some apple pie to test that theory)
Anyway, I just got really
upset that I had no idea how to make a cherry pie on my own, let alone have a cherry pie from the store - that I spent most my free time yesterday afternoon looking for a cherry pie filling recipe!
Yes, me - two and a half free hours; sitting in front of my laptop looking for a cherry pie recipe that sounded like something I'd had before.
I found it too!
Recipezaar has this wonderful cherry pie filling recipe that I modified. I just didn't add the red food dye and I certainly wasn't about to add in almond flavoring to
my already cherry perfection.
The recipe for the cherry filling can be found here. The pie crust recipe I borrowed from a fellow poster at another Celiac board I was on before (I still can't get back in!
), and I decided to leave out the water this time since I used three eggs. It took about 1 additional cup to this mix to get it in a workable 'mold' to even begin to flour and spread out.
I use this recipe for everything from pie crust (baked pies and fridgerator pies) to 'whatever'. I'm actually thinking of modifying my mom's GF Poptart recipe by using this, and just doing a standard glaze icing over the top and seeing if that works better for toasting.
Here's a photo of the two little tartlets I have left after eating one last night and one today, and of the pie:
I think for a first time having made a pie like this, (and having to put a top over it!) that I did a mighty fine job. (if I do say so myself) DH helped me put the tops on the tartlets and on the pie.. all the rest I did totally by myself and hoping and praying I hadn't just wasted an hour or so of my time doing it, let alone the $ down the drain if it were wrong.
Thankfully I had nothing to worry about. Now, what do I do with all of this pie? Freeze it?