A homemade cherry pie is one of life’s simple pleasures.
Made up of tart, jammy cherries and a sweet, crumbly pastry the popular pud is often enjoyed hot or cold with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream.
If patisserie isn’t your forte, and you fancy digging into a humble, handcrafted pie, Instagrammer @Cakeontherun has shared her quick and easy recipe anyone can try.
Made in the microwave in just two minutes, her single-serving dessert is surprisingly healthy as it’s low in fat and mainly made with oats.
As a result, it’s perfectly suitable to eat for breakfast with a dollop of yoghurt.
Plus, it’s vegan friendly and can be made gluten free too.
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Cherry pie recipe (serves 1)
- 50g oats blended
- 1 tbsp sweetener or sugar
- 3 tbsp hot water
- 2 handfuls cherries (frozen works well)
- Drizzle maple syrup
- Optional – serve with vanilla yoghurt
- Prepare your fruit filling by putting cherries into a little dish and microwave on high for one minute.
- Bring your dish out of the microwave, drain off some of the excess juice, then drizzle over some maple syrup.
- Blitz the oats in a blender so they become a flour.
- Put the blended oats, sugar and water in a separate bowl and mix with a spoon until it clumps together.
- Then use your hands to form a dough ball.
- Flour your work surface and roll out your pastry so it is thin but won’t tear when you pick it up.
- Place your pastry lid on top of the cherries pressing down the sides and cutting any excess pastry from the top.
- Make a few little holes in the middle of the lid so steam can escape.
- Then pop the dish back in the microwave for a further minute. You may want to leave it in there for 30 seconds longer if your microwave is less than 900W.
- Serve with a generous dollop of vanilla yoghurt and eat straight away.
If you haven’t got a microwave this recipe works great in the oven, but it will take a bit longer than two minutes.
Cook on 200C/ 400F/ gas mark 6 for 15 minutes.
- To make it gluten free, use gluten free oats available down the Free From aisle in most major supermarkets.
- To keep it vegan, serve with a dairy free yoghurt such as soya, almond or coconut.
- If you are not using frozen cherries, you won’t need to drain as much fruit juice after heating them up.