As Americans we very often celebrate Memorial Day as a family with a picnic. This pie would be a wonderful addition to any Memorial Day Picnic. When we celebrate we are reminded of those who served and gave of themselves to keep this world free of tyranny. We always remember that the price of war is not cheap. That war should always be a last resort in overcoming the tyrant who robs people of their freedom.
|Great for Memorial Day or Independence Day|
1 1/4 cups of flour
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/3 to 1/2 cup of shortening
1/3 to 1/2 cup of ice cold water
Sift flour, salt and baking powder together; work shortening into the flour wit a fork or rub in very lightly with tips of fingers(the less it is handled the better). Add cold water very slowly enough to hold dough together, (do not work or knead dough). Divide in halves; roll out part thin on floured board or parchment paper, and use for bottom crust. Fit into a 9-in. pie plate, letting edges overhang. Drain 1 can cherry pie filling, combine in a bowl with remaining 2 cans cherry pie filling.