Cherries are in season right now on the homestead so it just makes sense to use fresh ones as often as possible and can the rest. Tonight I used up the cherries I pitted yesterday making this maple vanilla bourbon cherry pie recipe. I came up with the combination of flavors by looking up cherries in The Flavor Bible. I knew vanilla went well with cherries but I had not thought about using the Jim Beam Maple Bourbon I had leftover from another recipe. In fact, I hadn’t even thought of using alcohol in a pie filling until I saw that bourbon went well with cherries. I knew the maple would taste great and so I was off on another culinary creation hoping it turned out as well as I anticipated – and it did. the pie is delicious! I can taste the maple – and the bourbon – and the vanilla. The common cherry pie spices of nutmeg and cinnamon are in there too. Let me tell you when all of these tastes combined I thought my taste buds were going to explode. It was fantastic! So – here is my recipe – give it a try and let me know what you think.
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