Sunday, July 8, 2012

{cherry star pie}


I like to think of myself as a lazy gourmet. It's really common for me to use boxed mixes (cakes, muffins, scones) and add my own little touches to them. That way they taste a little more.. well, gourmet.Usually it's as simple as adding vanilla extract, crushed nuts or cinnamon. I didn't have the energy to attempt this delicacy on the fourth of July, despite the fact that it would have been completely appropriate.. Oops. But I think cherry pie is appropriate for any time, holiday or not.

The only little tweak I made to this recipe was that I added about a quarter of a cup of graham cracker crumbs and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon to the pie crust. I have boxes and boxes of graham cracker crumbs. I like to add a scoop to pancake batter, too. Gives it more oompf


Then I used my trusty little star cookie cutter to make the top crust, and sprinkled it all with raw sugar. Yum!

14 comments:

  1. Looks delish! Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party tomorrow at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Also, thanks for the sweet comment on the Quick Supper Nachos. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  2. I may make this as soon as I get home, because anything cherry has me addicted. My grandma lives in Traverse City on the peninsula, and it's the cherry capital of the midwest, so I grew up picking cherries and making pies. But nothing this pretty!

    Hilary
    theyoungandthenaive.com

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  3. how adorable!! I bet this tasted amazzzzing! I love me some cherry pie.

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  4. This looks beautiful. I never thought of adding graham crackers crumbs to pancake batter! What a great idea. We'd love it if you'd link your recipe up with us for Tasty Tuesday over at aletteredlife.blogspot.com! ~Holley

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  5. I think I might be drooling, yup yes I am DEFINITKY drooling a little. This turned out perfect! I found you on Whim Wensday.

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  6. Yum. This pie probably tastes as good as it looks. I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and link up this pie on my linky party.
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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    Have a great day

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  8. It looks almost too beautiful to eat :)

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  9. Hi came over from The Dedicated House's party
    The pie kooks delicious.Beautiful. I have jsut started baking pies and tarts so this one is added to the to do list.
    I am hosting Kitchen Chronicles Theme Go Nuts... till 15th July.Do send me your entries

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  10. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  11. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come on by and grab a featured button :) http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2012/07/your-whims-wednesday-68-and-features.html

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