1 pound frozen pitted sour cherries
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons instant tapioca
2 teaspoons almond extract
1 batch of your favorite double-crust pie dough
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling
When making these, you might have a little bit of dough left over. I like to make mini galettes, or stuff the hand pies with a bit of savory filling such as Loaded Chicken Potpie filling or even Brunswick stew.