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Recipe - Cherry Pie

For many, baking is a form of therapy and research supports the fact that baking is good for your mental health, whether you like to bake for yourself, your family or your community it has many therapeutic elements such as increasing self esteem and encouraging mindfulness.

I’ve made this cherry pie for the BakeForBeder campaign that helps support overcoming the fear and stigma surrounding mental health and suicide prevention



400g flour⁣

100g sugar⁣

250g butter (diced and cold)⁣

1 egg⁣


Cherries (freshly picked and pitted)⁣

Brown sugar ⁣

Corn flour⁣

Lime ⁣


Rub the flour and butter together to form a breadcrumb consistency then add the sugar and mix in the egg slowly⁣

Mix till it forms a smooth dough and then cling film and place in the fridge to rest for a couple of hours⁣

Roll out the dough to cover a deep tin (removable sides is best) then place into the fridge⁣

Make the filling by generously sprinkling the cherries with brown sugar, two tablespoons of cornflour and the zest and juice of the lime. ⁣

Mix and place into the pie tin⁣

Finish with some lattice pastry strips, egg wash and then sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for around 40 minutes at 190.C ⁣

Allow to cool and serve with lashings of cream

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