[NAFEX] pie cherries
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Thu Dec 30 21:42:56 EST 2010
What sort of cherries do you use for pies?
I am making a cherry pie for a party tomorrow. I'm using canned cherries. I have been looking for affordable canned cherries (hard around here) so I'm "taste testing" some options. (Hey, I can explore canned fruit from the supermarket, right?)
I have a bottle of cherries from Trader Joe's marked "Morello" (and from Germany.) I also have some cans just labeled "sour cherries". The Morello cherries were packed with some sugars, (including glucose!) and are a lovely dark red. The sour cherries are packed in water and are so pale I'd consider adding food color. Except that the Morello cherries are sweetened, they taste quite similar.
Anyone know what I'm eating? Is the color different just because the processing was different, or is the fruit really different? What makes a good pie cherry, anyway?
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