October Monthly Recipe: Cherry Pie

CraftLake Recipe
This month’s recipe has been provided by Lexy Ward from Proper Pinwheel! As the founder and editor of a DIY & Lifestyle blog, The Proper Pinwheel, Lexy Ward wears many hats. From craft stylist to event planner to blogger to caterer, she does it all. An artist at heart, she loves to spend her time making. Her work has been featured by 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, Daily Candy, Sweet Paul Magazine, Curbly, and more! She is the founder of Denver creative event series, EAT DRINK CREATE. She currently resides in Denver with her husband and one-year-old daughter. At almost any moment, she can be found with a Diet Coke in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other.
Check out her recipe for Cherry Pie:
Here comes Autumn! And Lexy’s favorite way to celebrate is with a little pie. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and what better way to wow your guests than with a delicious and decadent homemade pie! The flavor combinations are endless and the result is always tasty. This cherry pie is a classic!

Pie Crust Ingredients:
• 2 cups flour
• 1 tsp salt
• 2/3 cup shortening
• 7-8 Tbsp water
Mix dry ingredients and then cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or your hands. Work with the mix until the shortening is in small pea-sized pieces. Add the water one tablespoon at a time and mix the dough with a fork until moist. Split in two and form the dough into balls. Gently roll out each ball into a 12 inch round disk and place one disk in a pie tin.

Cherry Filling Ingredients:
• 4 Tbsp Tapioca
• Pinch of salt
• 1 cup sugar
• ½ tsp vanilla
• 4 cups pitted cherries
• 1 ½ Tbsp butter
Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl and pour into bottom crust. Dot with butter. Place second crust on top and seal and flute edges. Brush with egg wash. Cut slits in top crust to help ventilate. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 50 minutes.

Crust variations – Instead of an average pie crust, decorate your pie by cutting designs into the crust and placing on top of the filling. Use a pastry cutter or an X-acto knife and cut patterns such as a half-moon or chevron print! Your guests will go crazy!