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Can I replace some sweet cherries in place of sour cherries in a pie?

The recipe I have for cherry pie requires 2 lbs of pitted sour cherries. I just weighed what I have and I only have a pound and a half. I also have sweet cherries. Could I replace the missing 1/2 lb with sweet cherries and just cut back a little of the sugar or would that give the filling a different texture?

asked by singing_baker over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Go for it. I would not cut back on the sugar very much though.

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added over 4 years ago

Sounds like your pie would be mostly sour cherries so I would only cut back a little on the sugar agree with Donnacita, there would be no difference in texture IMHO.

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added over 4 years ago

Guess I am with Donnacita and would go for it, keeping the sugar proportions more or less the same. Kudoes to you for cooking by weight! Makes life easier sometimes ...

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added over 4 years ago

The best Cherry Pies in the world IMHO use both sweet and sour cherries! I also would keep the sugar porportions the same.