This is a very popular Mennonite pie recipe using ground cherries. Ground cherries are available in the early fall at Webb’s Organics at the Aptos Farmers Markets.
1 (9 inch) pie shell, unbaked
2 1/2 cups ground cherries
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Husk and wash ground cherries and place in an unbaked pie shell. Mix brown sugar and 1 tablespoon flour and sprinkle over cherries. Sprinkle water over top.
For the topping, combine 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. Cut butter in until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of cherry mixture with crumbs.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 375°F and continue to bake for 25 minutes.