A sweet and summery pie. This strawberry cherry pie will be your summer pie go-to. Fresh strawberries and cherries are macerated with vanilla beans and fill a flaky, buttery crust. What more could you possibly want?
Please don't laugh at my nonexistent lattice skills. The last time I attempted a lattice on a pie was back in 2006 when I made my first pie from scratch (cherry pie if you were curious) and I actually ended up throwing pie dough across my kitchen while crying. It was not a pretty sight. After that, I swore off pie making in general (until maybe 2012), and hadn't attempted a lattice until just now with this pie. Sure, I could have remade the pie with a lattice that maybe would have turned out better, but I wanted to be real with you.
At least the lattice ended up on the strawberry cherry pie and not the kitchen walls this time.
I was inspired to bake a pie after thumbing through The Pie and Pastry Bible. After reading through the first section of the book, I decided to work on my pie making skills this summer and track my progress here on the blog. Consider this attempt #1.
Don't be fooled by this being the first attempt of the summer. This strawberry cherry pie still hits all the marks. The pastry is tender, flaky, and buttery. The kind of pie crust that makes you wish you could just make the crust on its own and snack on just that. For a tender crust, it is still sturdy enough to handle and toy around with. Perfect for a novice such as myself to try something new.
I macerated the fruit with a touch of almond extract and vanilla bean (I prefer Rodelle) to bring out the flavor of the cherries and add more depth to the overall flavor of the pie. Simple, wholesome, and delicious. The best pies are usually the simplest.
So get in the kitchen and make yourself a good old fashioned pie.
Strawberry Cherry Pie Recipe
For the Pie Crust
For the Filling