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Damn Fine Cherry Pie

Hello there!
To celebrate the beginning of the Twin Peaks series, I baked the famous "Damn Fine Cherry Pie" that made Agent Cooper going day after day to the Double R Diner. I found this recipe at the "Damn Fine Cherry Pie: Unauthorised Twin Peaks Cookbook" by Lindsey Bowden. It takes a while to make, but the result will definitely reward you. 
You will need:  150g (generous ½ cup) cherry jam 150g (¾ cup) caster sugar 1½ tablespoons cornflour 3 tablespoons water or bourbon whisky 1.25kg (2lb 12oz) sweet cherries, pitted (750g/1lb 10oz pitted weight)- I also used 200g apples cut into small pieces 1 large egg yolk mixed with 1 tablespoon water, for glazing 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
And for the pastry 450g (32/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra for dusting 50g (scant ½ cup) ground almonds 100g (generous ¾ cup) icing sugar Pinch of sea salt 250g (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing 1 large egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 5 tablespoons water I added a little bit of …

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