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Mimi's Cherry Pie, Healthy Cherry Pie Recipe + BiotiQuest®

Martha Carlin | Nov 24, 2020 | 2 minutes rad

Mimi’s Cherry Pie

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Crust for 2 pies, recipe follows:
Drain 2 cans of sour/tart cherries.

Mix cherries (2 cups) with 1 c. sugar and let stand for a few minutes to make juice and dissolve some of the sugar.

Roll out one crust and place in pie pan.Press down dough carefully. A 2 T. flour and pat around. Pour cherries over the flour and sprinkle 2 T. more flour over the berries. (Sometimes I add the flour to the cherries instead or add a small amount of corn starch). Dot the top with butter – using 2-4 T.

Roll out the second crust and cut into thin strips.Weave over the top of the cherries in a lattice pattern.Trim the edges and press down with a fork and crimp with your fingers.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.Reduce heat and bake at 325 degrees or 350 degrees until the crust is good and brown and filling looks good and thickened.

Pâte Brisée Crust

1 c. flour

4 T. butter, chilled

1 ½ T. lard or Crisco, chilled

¼ tsp salt

Pinch of sugar

3 T. ice water

Blend flour, butter, shortening, salt and sugar until like a course oatmeal. Easiest in a food processor but can be done by hand. Add enough water to make the mixture stick together in a ball. Knead slightly with heel of your hand. Chill several hours. Roll out and continuing according to pie recipe.

Of course, follow with Sugar Shift!!


With gratitude,


Martha Carlin, is a “Citizen Scientist”, systems thinker, wife of Parkinson’s warrior, John Carlin, and founder of The BioCollective , a microbiome company expanding the reach of science and BiotiQuest, the first of it’s kind probiotic line. Since John’s diagnosis in 2002, Martha began learning the science of agriculture, nutrition, environment, infectious disease, Parkinson’s pathology and much more. In 2014, when the first research was published showing a connection between the gut bacteria and the two phenotypes of Parkinson’s, Martha quit her former career as a business turnaround expert and founded The BioCollective to accelerate the discovery of the impact of gut health on all human disease. Martha was a speaker at the White House 2016 Microbiome Initiative launch, challenging the scientific community to “think in a broader context”. Her systems thinking background and experience has led to collaborations across the scientific spectrum from neuroscience to engineering to infectious disease. She is a respected out of the box problem solver in the microbiome field and brings a unique perspective to helping others understand the connections from the soil to the food to our guts and our brains.

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