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Cherry Pot Pie

Updated: Jun 12, 2021

This is a very easy recipe, primarily because each component can be made in advance. A perfect and refreshing way to end a summer barbecue. Pot pies remind me of days forgotten— classic Americana that make anyone nostalgic for simple but traditional recipes. This is a great example of a classic recipe that stands the test of time!


  • 1 (16 ounce package) frozen dark sweet cherries, pitted

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • Biscuit dough recipe ( see below)

  • Lemon sauce recipe ( see below)

Yields: 1 9 inch pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minuites


  1. Preheat oven 350°F

  2. In a heavy bottom Dutch pan, place the cherries.

  3. Add the sugar and water. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.

  4. Place the cherry mixture in a pie plate.

  5. Top with the biscuit dough cut into either star shapes or round shapes.

  6. Bake for 35 minutes.

  7. When cooked, allow the pie to cool for a few minutes.

  8. Brush the biscuits with the lemon sauce.

  9. Serve the remaining sauce on the side.

Biscuit Dough:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 4 ounces butter


  1. In a bowl, sift the flour with the baking powder and salt.

  2. Add the sugar and mix with a fork.

  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and mix it with the flour until the mixture resembles dry sand.

  4. Slowly add in the milk.

  5. Turn the dough into a floured surface.

  6. Cut the biscuits with a 2 inch cutter (either circle or star) and place on top of the cherries.

Lemon Sauce:


  • 2 cups hot water

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 lemon juice and zest

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. In a bowl, mix the sugar with the cornstarch.

  2. Add the boiling water gradually, stirring well to mix.

  3. Place the mixture in a small saucepan and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the lemon juice and the zest, then set aside to cool while the pie is baking.

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