Sweet Washington Cherry Pie
Make this richly flavored sweet cherry pie when the fresh cherries from eastern Washington are in season.
Set oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees C).
Mix the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, almond extract, cherries, and cherry juice in a bowl until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Set aside for about 15 minutes while you make the pastry dough.
With a pastry crust, line a 9-inch pie dish.
Add the cherry filling, and then top with small pieces of butter.
Cut several steam vents into the crust of the top layer with a sharp paring knife.
Cover with the remaining crust and seal the edges with a crimp.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the pie crust is golden brown and the cherry filling is bubbling and thickened.
Permit cooling before serving.