A gluten-free cherry pie on a wooden background. The pie is in a metal pie tin and has a lattice gluten-free pastry top.

With a buttery and flaky crust an a sweet and tangy filling made with juicy morello cherries that burst with flavour, this irresistible gluten-free cherry pie is not only easy to make but also the perfect dessert for any occasion.

Gluten-Free Cherry Pie

Recipe Cara Boatswain | Photograph Brandee Meier
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Baked Goods, Dessert
Servings 8

Ingredients
 

  • 670 g jar pitted morello cherries drained
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • tablespoons gluten-free cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 sheets gluten-free dairy-free puff pastry
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Place cherries, sugar, cornflour, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine, then set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out the first sheet of pastry. Place a 30cm (diameter) pie tin upside down on pastry and use a knife to cut around the edge. Turn the pie tin over and press the pastry circle into the bottom to form the base of your pie.
  • Spoon cherry filling into the pie tin. Then roll out your second sheet of pastry. Use a knife or pastry crimper to create 9 equal-width strips of pastry. Brush with beaten egg.
  • Place 5 strips running vertically down the top of your pie. Carefully weave the remaining strips horizontally over and under the vertical strips.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 180°C and bake for a further 20 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling is bubbling. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly before serving. The filling will thicken the more it cools.
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