Cherry Vino Cotto Pie

Cherry Vino Cotto Pie

5/5

A delicious dessert combination that's easy to prepare--making it the perfect ending for any occasion.

Recipe and photo by Deena Montillo

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup Crisco® vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup ice water
  • 1/4 cup Vino Cotto di Montillo
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 can Comstock® Cherry Pie Filling

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  • In a large bowl, add flour, salt and vegetable shortening.
  • Using a fork, press into the ingredients using a rapid, circular motion to incorporate the vegetable shortening while mixing together. The mixture should appear almost granular when done.
  • Add 1/2 cup of ice water to the bowl and mix to form a dough. If needed add 1 tablespoon of ice water and mix. Repeat this step until the dough’s texture is pliable. The dough should be slightly moist, not dry.
  • Split the dough in half. Roll into two dough balls. Set one dough ball aside.
  • On a clean, flat surface, sprinkle a layer of flour. Roll the first dough ball to 1/8-inch thickness. Place it inside a 9-inch, oven-proof pie dish.
  • With a sharp knife, remove excess dough to approximately 1/4-inch from the inside ridge of the pie dish.
  • With a fork, poke holes into the bottom and sides of the dough.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the crust becomes golden brown. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add vino cotto and corn starch. Whisk to dissolve the corn starch.
  • Using a spatula, fold vino cotto mixture into the cherry pie filling.
  • Reapply a light layer of flour onto the clean, flat surface. Roll the second dough ball to 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Pour the vino cotto mixture into the baked crust. Position cherries evenly throughout the pie. If pockets of pie filling exist without cherries present, use a spoon to remove some excess pie filling.
  • Cover the cherry vino cotto filling with the top layer of rolled dough.
  • Let up to 1/2-inch extra rolled dough hang over the pie dish. Cut away excess dough. Tuck remaining dough under the previously baked bottom crust.
  • With a fork, poke holes all over the top layer of pie dough.
  • To seal the dough edges, press fork tines into the crust all the way around the pie.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust becomes deep golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • Serve warm or cold. Garnish with whipped cream or ice cream and a drizzle of authentic vino cotto.

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Our delicious balsamic vinegar recipe will taste just the way you want it to...No surprises! You can make it as sweet or vinegary as you want it to be.

Read the back of any store-bought balsamic vinegar.  Look for the ingredient "mosto cotto" or "cooked grape must"--that ingredient is Vino Cotto!  Unlike some balsamic vinegar brands, yours will not contain any additives, sweeteners, preservatives, or colorants.  A much healthier alternative for your family.

Use your homemade balsamic vinegar in any recipe that lists it as an ingredient. Your family will love it and you'll have bragging rights when you can say, "Oh, thank you! I made the balsamic vinegar, too!"

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Embrace The Multitude Of Benefits That Vino Cotto Brings To Your Culinary Repertoire. Let Its Exquisite Flavor, Versatility, And Health-Conscious Qualities Inspire Your Creativity In The Kitchen. Elevate Your Dishes To New Heights With This Exceptional Gourmet Syrup.