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cherry crumb pie

Cherry Crumb Pie

An easy Cherry Crumb Pie made with Trader Joe's Dark Morello Cherries. If you can't find the Trader Joe's cherries, canned cherries in light syrup should work just fine, though you'll have to buy two cans.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry pie, Morello Cherries
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Author Anna
Cost 5



  • 1 1/4 cups 5.8 oz all-purpose flour (162 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or just a pinch if using salted butter
  • 1 stick cold unsalted butter (114 grams)
  • 1/4 cup very cold water


  • 24 oz jar Trader Joe's Dark Morello Cherries in light syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar (65 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Crumb Topping

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (35 grams)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (70 grams)
  • 1 generous pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (42 grams)


  • Stir the flour, sugar and salt together in a large bowl. Grate or shred the cold butter over the flour mixture, stopping occasionally to toss butter with flour mixture. When the whole stick of butter has been added, stir mixture with a fork or use your fingers to make the mixture evenly coarse.
  • Add water 1 tablespoon at a time and stir with a heavy duty scraper until dough comes together. Shape into ball. Wrap in plastic and keep chilled until ready to use or use immediately.
  • Filling: Separate syrup from cherries and measure out 3/4 cup of the syrup.
  • In a large saucepan, stir together sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in the cherry syrup, then set over medium heat. Whisk the mixture until it thickens and becomes translucent. Remove from heat and stir in butter, lemon juice and extract, then stir in the drained cherries.
  • Pie Assembly: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. and put a heavy rimmed baking sheet in the oven. You'll be baking the pie on the hot, preheated cookie sheet (which is supposed to help keep the crust crisp).
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12 inch circle. Transfer to a 9 inch round pie tin and crimp edges. Pour filling in the center of the pie.
  • Topping: Combine the flour, oats, sugar, salt and cinnamon in the bowl you used for your pie crust. Add butter and stir until crumbly, then sprinkle over pie filling.
  • Set the pie on the hot baking sheet and put it in the oven.
  • Reduce the heat to 375 degrees F. and bake for 40 minutes. Check after 30 minutes to make sure your crumb topping isn't browning too quickly. If it is, lay a sheet of foil over it.
  • Let the pie cool before serving.