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Yellow Cherries

Bing and Rainier cherries

Have you ever seen yellow cherries?  These are a variety called Rainier. We picked these, and the darker red Bing cherries, from a cherry farm at the western tip of the Mojave Desert.  The desert in general isn’t exactly ideal for a cherry farm, but this one is in a small elevated valley with it’s own perfect cherry-growing climate.

Raniers are great for snacking, but these cherries ended up in pies.  My former mother-in-law has the best pie crust recipe in the world. In the WORLD, I tell ya! So we braved a scorching hot June afternoon and picked these beauties solely for a legitimate excuse to indulge in homemade, hot-from-the-oven, melt-in-you-mouth pie crust.

Finished Pie

Angelic pie crust with fresh cherry pie filling. *cue choir of angels*