Ground Cherry Pie

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.


Pie Filling
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

Streusel Topping
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.


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