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Minute Tapioca Cherry Pie

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Minute Tapioca Cherry Pie
Yield: 1 x 9" pie

Minute Tapioca Cherry Pie

Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 1/2 tablespoon minute tapioca
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice
  • 3 cups red sour cherries, water packed and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 9" pastry shell and top crust
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Mix the minute tapioca, salt, sugar, food coloring, cherry juice, cherries, and almond extract
  2. Pour into a 9" pastry shell
  3. Dot with the butter
  4. Add the top crust
  5. Bake at 425 degrees about 50 minutes

Minute Tapioca Cherry Pie

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Tuesday 27th of June 2023

Copy of the original Photo of box is available if requested

The original mentioned 15 minutes of stand time. <>

CHERRY PIE Mix 2½ tablespoons tapioca, ⅛ teaspoon salt, 1 cup sugar, 6 drops red coloring, 3 cups drained water packed red sour cherries, ½ cup of cherry juice, ¼ teaspoon almond extract. Let stand 15 minutes. <> Pour into 9-inch pie shell; dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Add top crust. Bake at 425° for about 50 minutes.


Wednesday 14th of February 2024

@DENNIS ZELLERS, thanks for this. I remember letting the mixture sit for a while. Miss the recipe on the box.

Jane G.

Saturday 10th of June 2023

Tapioca is instead of arrowroot or cornstarch. My mother used tapioca whenever she made fresh fruit pies and it is excellent. No need for anything else. (Had a hard time getting Minute Tapioca during Covid though!)

Sandi Hudson

Saturday 13th of May 2023

The only addition I make is to let ingredients set for 15 minutes after placing in mixing bowl and before adding to pie crust in pan. Have only ever made this pie for last 45 years and is outstanding!

Betsy Maier

Saturday 20th of June 2020

Outstanding and perfect sour cherry pie. Don’t be worried if it seems too liquidy when putting in the oven. Very important that you put pie on foil lined rimmed cookie sheet. The filling tightens up well with no need for corn starch. It is important to let it fully cool for the pie to set up. It’s fine to leave out the almond extract and food coloring. They were listed as optional when this recipe was originally shared with me.

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