Delicious cherry pie

    27 min

    This delicious cherry pie has is an egg-free base which is light and crumbly. Enjoy with some vanilla ice cream or thick double cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 55g margarine
    • 35g brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 60g porridge oats
    • 100g plain flour
    • 45ml water
    • 300g fresh cherries, pitted
    • 100g caster sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Lightly grease a 23cm pie dish.
    2. To make the base, cream together the margarine, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in oats, flour and water. Then press mixture into the base of the prepared pie dish.
    3. In a medium bowl, stir together the cherries and caster sugar. Pour over the base.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes, until piping hot. Remove from the oven and serve.


    If you would like to make the pastry even healthier, add a few tablespoons of wheatgerm when you are mixing the base.

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    I think the person who posted this recipe has made a drastic mistake because this pie turned out to be horrible! In my opinion, the base should be cooked before the topping is put on! It ended up soggy and I had to give it to the crows!!! Needless to say I won't be making it again!  -  13 Aug 2014


    I made several changes to this recipe to make it a 5 star recipe. For that reason I give it 4 stars. The changes I made were: I pre-baked the crust for 8 minutes, I cooked the filling on the stove top and added 1 tsp. almond extract, 2 TBS water and 2 TBS flour to thicken. 2 cups of filling was clearly not going to be enough, so I tossed in 1 cup of blueberries just before pouring into the pie shell. I also made extra crust and crumbled it over top of the pie before baking for about 12 minutes. I would suggest greasing the pie plate or using cooking oil spray, as the pie was difficult to remove from the plate.  -  21 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved this recipe! My husband and I try to eat healthy foods all the time, and this is our new favorite. I doubled the crust recipe to make a top crust as well. I also heated the cherries with 3/4 cup of Splenda (sugar substitute) and 4 Tbl. of organic flour to a boil in a pot to thicken up a bit before cooking. We made an apple pie in addition to the cherry, which worked just as well. The cooking time was a bit more than 12 minutes, but worth it. 5 stars....  -  07 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)