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Friday, May 25, 2012

Can She Make a Cherry Pie?


Remember the old folk song Billy Boy?

1st verse-----
Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy,  Oh, where have you been charming Billy?
I have been to seek a wife, She's the joy of my life, Shes' a young thing and cannot leave her mother.

4th verse-----
Can she make a cherry pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy, Can she make a cherry pie, charming Billy?
She can make a cherry pie, Quick's a cat can wink her eye,  She's a young thing and cannot leave her mother.

Well, I'd flunk out on that 4th verse. Billy wouldn't want me. I have the hardest time making cherry pies.
I've only tried a few times, because I'm not very good at them. Mine seem to be on the runny side.

I love eating them right off the tree and can make scrumptious cherry cobblers and cheery cherry jam, but my cherry pies are a flop.

We picked a beautiful bowl of cherries as dark was coming upon us.
My son says he wants a cherry pie. Any suggestions on how to make a delicious, no fail cherry pie?
Or, how do you like to eat your cherries?


Posted by Janet F.  Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch
©Janet F. Smart

10 comments:

  1. Well,sorry I can't help you! I eat them out of hand! I picked and pitted a huge bag of cherries to make a pie many years ago. I didn't see the little white worms until after it was baked!
    No one ate it, I threw it out! Never made another!
    Good luck!

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  2. I love cherries, especially bing cherries. I wish I had a cherry tree!

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  3. No help from this corner. The only cherries that grow around here are the wild black cherries that the birds love. The cobbler sounds delicious!
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  4. Sorry, no help from me. Sad to say but get mine from a can.

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  5. No help here either..I love that little song, Hadn't heard it in years..have a nice weekend..

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  6. Hmmm. Cherries. What a great summertime treat. Just wash them and eat them--oh, and I love cherry cobbler.

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  7. I can't help you with baking a cherry pie, I can only envy you having cherries to put into one. Our early heat and seasonal frost got our cherries and our blueberries.

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  8. This post made my mouth water! :-) I've never made a fresh cherry pie, but I bet they are 100 times better than one with canned filling.

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  9. Add a little cornstarch to the cherries and sugar mixture, Janet, and let the pie cool well before cutting. That should fix the runnies. I made cherry/mixed berry jam and cobbler today--my preference was pie but the guys wanted cobbler so that's what I made.

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  10. Yum-I hope it turned out good! I never liked cherries when I was young-but I find I do like them now : ) Love that old song.

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