Dark Sweet Cherry Pie



  • 1 pie crust (homemade or store bought) 

  • 36 oz of sweet cherries 

  • .25 cup of Wild Roots Dark Sweet Cherry Vodka 

  • .25 cup sugar 

  • .5 cup brown sugar 

  • Zest from one lemon

  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg 

  • Pinch of kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water


Step 1 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Step 2

Roll out pie crust 

Step 3

Place cherries, vodka, sugars, lemon zest, salt and nutmeg in a large saucepan. Let stand with no heat for 15 min.


Step 4 

After 15 minutes, sprinkle cornstarch over the cherries and mix to coat. Turn the burner on medium, let cook until the liquid thickens, about 5 minutes.


Step 5 

Let cool to room temperature, then pour mixture into pie crust and dot with butter pieces. 

Step 6

Roll out the second half of the pie crust and create a weaving pattern over top of the cherry mixture. 

Step 7

Mix egg and water together and brush it over the crust 

Step 8

Bake pie for 20 minutes at 400 degrees, then lower the temperature to 350 and bake another 20-30 minutes. Cool to warm temperature on a wire rack.