There are many comments about the amount of cornstarch in this recipe. Is the correct amount 3/4 cup cornstarch?

  • Posted by: Deb
  • July 6, 2015
Deep-Dish Cherry Pie
Recipe question for: Deep-Dish Cherry Pie


lapadia July 6, 2015
RE: the cornstarch amount in this pie:
Some of the recipe comments reference your same question.
This pie has been awarded a community pick by the editors’ which leads me to believe it is “recipe tested” (?). So, I’d email the editors and/or message the recipe author for clarification.
PieceOfLayerCake July 6, 2015
I haven't made the pie, but I imagine since its deep-dish, its meant to be sliceable to an extent. It would probably take that amount of cornstarch to make 4 lbs of cherries set enough to slice this pie without a complete mess.
Deb July 6, 2015
Thank you!
PieceOfLayerCake July 6, 2015
I would encourage you to make it as its written (after all, they probably would have caught the amount, were it a misprint), and adjust it to your preferences. If I were to sell a cherry pie in my bakery, the set is important....but, to be honest, when I'm making one at home....I prefer a slice that slops out a bit, versus one that's too gelled with starch.
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