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Tart Cherry Pie Filling

Dad grows all sorts of cool stuff, from asparagus to natty little heirloom pears, but by far my favorite is the cherries.  He stopped by today with a big ol' bag of tart cherries so I just had to make pie filling.

I pretty much only get to have cherry pie at home. Most of the stuff on the market contains red dye 40, which I'm pretty flippin' allergic too.  So this is something I'm pretty good at making. I generally can even eyeball it.

Sadly, I ate it so fast, there are no pictures.  I will update at some point.

5 cups tart cherries, pitted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm water+ 2 Tbsp. cold water
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and cherries and 2 Tbsp. cold water.  Cook on medium until starts to cook down and get juicy.In a cereal bowl, whisk together cornstarch and warm water.Slowly pour into cherry mixture.  Cook until bubbly and soft. If a little too thick, you can thin out with a bit of water.Pour or scoop into sterile jars. Cool halfway and then …

Sweet Almond-Orange Scones with Blood Orange Curd

I bake when I'm anxious.  I'm incredibly anxious. I haven't been sleeping great, thanks in part to the pre-doctoral limbo of waiting for acceptance, and in part to this brutal online course I'm taking.

I made candied orange peels 2 weeks ago, and I still have a lot left, and I had some blood oranges in the house, so I decided it was curd time. And scones go with curd.

So this one is a 3-fer. I'm going to give you the recipe I used for the peels, the scones, and my curd. Obviously, you can sub out 1:1 the Lakanto for sugar. Do stick to white sugar for this recipe though.

Candied Blood Orange Peels (From Tiphero)
4 blood oranges
2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar, divided
Water for boiling
Cut off tops of oranges. Score into 4ths.Carefully remove the peels, and cut into bout 1/4 inch pieces.Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring orange peels to a boil. Remove from heat and drain.Repeat two more times.Set peels aside.In the medium saucepan, combine 2 cups of water and 2…