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Sour Cherry Pie- The Baking Bible Review and Giveaway

Sour Cherry Pie and Baking Bible

I received a free copy of The Baking Bible and a Rose’s Perfect Pie Plate to review and one of each to giveaway from the publisher. I received no further compensation. All opinions are my own.

Pies aren’t my strong point. So imagine me baking an elaborate, gorgeous, lattice decorated Sour Cherry Pie. No worries. I had the ultimate recipe and guide to follow. The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Rose has written several best selling cookbooks including The Cake Bible, The Pie and Pastry Bible, The Bread Bible and Rose’s Heavenly Cakes.

I had a little more help than the recipe alone. The publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sent along this lovely ceramic pie plate from Harold Import Co.. Rose’s Perfect Pie Plate is one of several dessert specific bakeware items in Rose’s new line of bakeware. Along with the pie plate, Rose packed in its own protective storage box. The box reminds me of a hatbox. Those boxes were designed to protect a treasured hat. Great idea to protect a new favorite pie plate.
Baking Bible and pie plate
What I really love that is different about this ceramic pie plate is the deep fluted cuts. Together with Rose’s recipe for a Perfect Tender and Flaky Cream Cheese Pie Crust, I had what I needed to attempt this delicious pie.
What do you think? How did I do?

Sour Cherry Pie

The Baking Bible launches Today, October 28th, and will also be available soon in fine kitchen shops and bookstores nationwide. Rose Levy Beranbaum’s specialty baking tools made by Harold Import Co. are available in kitchen shops nationwide, and on line.
Rose’s nationwide book signing tour, can be found here: Rose’s Book Tour Who knows, you might even see me at one of her signings in the Philadelphia area! ;)

You can learn more about Rose Levy Beranbaum’s specialty baking tools made by Harold Import Co.,here .

Here are some photos of my pie baking experience.

I decided to use the hand knead method. Everything is done in the bag.

pie crust mix

Look at the bits of butter in the crust. Pie bakers know that makes the best flakes!

sour cherry crust rolled

This dough was very easy to work.

sour cherry pie crust fitting

You can’t forget about the filling!

sour cherry pie filling

My first attempt at lattice work. So pretty.

sour cherry pie lattice tucked

Into the oven.

sour cherry pie baking

Are you ready for a slice?

Sour Cherry Pie slice

Here are the PDF versions of this recipe including Rose’s fabulous pie crust. Permission to reprint courtesy of Rose Levy Beranbaum and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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Pie Crust for Sour Chery Pie
Sour Cherry Pie 4 pages

Wait there’s more! You could win your own copy of The Baking Bible and Rose’s Perfect Pie Plate! This cookbook is packed full of wonderful cake, cookie, pie and pastry, breads and yeast pastry recipes and Rose’s valuable tips!

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Halloween Ghoulish Goodies

halloween collage
Enjoy these ghoulish and not so ghoulish goodies for your Halloween happenings!
pizza bones and sauce
Pizza Bones
Mashed Potato Mummies
Mocha Cupcakes with Candy Corn Glaze
Mocha Cupcakes with Candy Corn Glaze
Smoky Paprika Garlic Fries (550x550)
Smoky Paprika Fries
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Coloring pages for little Goblins

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Grape Cranberry Sauce

Grape Cranberry Sauce

When I think of fall I think of warm flavors. Pumpkin and allspice, apples and cinnamon, turkey and gravy combinations. Of course if you’re having turkey you need cranberry sauce.
Grape Cranberry Sauce bowls
I love all kinds of cranberry sauce. I even eat the canned kind all year when fresh cranberries aren’t available or if I run out of frozen ones. Given a choice I make this grape cranberry version. The tart cranberries are balanced with the sweetness of grapes, sugar and heat of a bit of cloves.
Add a splash of sherry and you have an irresistible condiment. I’m terrible, I know, I can eat this by the bowlful!
Grape Cranberry sauce dishes
It is an easy sauce to make but so flavorful. Your guests will surely want the recipe. No problem, here it is!

Grape Cranberry Sauce

Grape Cranberry Sauce #AutumnHarvestDinner


  • 1 12 ounce bag fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes cut in half
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves


  1. Add all ingredients into a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil about 15 minutes,stirring continuously until most of the berries pop and sauce thickens.
  2. Cool at room temperature then chill at least 2 hours to thicken.
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