This recipe pullout card from Family Circle magazine was found in a large collection, date marked is 1965. I’ve typed it below along with scans of the card (both sides).

Crisscross Cherry Pie Recipe Card


Nutmeg makes this popular treat just that much better

Bake at 400° for 40 minutes…makes 1 nine-inch pie

Plain Pastry (recipe below)
2 cans (about 1 pound, 6 ounces each) cherry-pie filling
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

  1. Prepare pastry. Roll out half to a 12-inch round; fit into a 9-inch pie plate; trim overhang to 1/2 inch.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; spoon into shell.
  3. Roll out remaining pastry to a rectangle, 12×8; cut lengthwise into 10 strips. Weave strips over filling to make a crisscross top; trim overhang to 1/2 inch; turn under, flush with rim; flute edge.
  4. Bake in hot oven (400°) 40 minutes, or until pastry is golden and juices bubble up. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

Recipe For Plain Pastry

PLAIN PASTRY (for Crisscross Cherry Pie)

Recipe makes enough for a 9-inch lattice-top or double-crust pie

2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
3 to 4 tablespoons cold water

  1. Sift flour and salt into a medium-size bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle water over, a tablespoon at a time; mix lightly with a fork just until pastry holds together and leaves side of bowl clean.
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