Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is so easy and delicious and bursting with cherry flavor, you will wonder why you didn’t make it before!
There really and truly isn’t a comparison with Homemade Cherry Pie Filling and what comes out of a can.
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is bursting with cherry flavor. It’s so easy and delicious and so much better then store bought, you will never buy premade again. The results are just sweet enough to satisfy with a smidge of tart, but overwhelming cherry flavor. A hint of vanilla and almond really enhance the cherries.
What I don’t care for? That mouth-scrunching, tin flavored tang that comes with pie filling out of a can. You know what I’m talking about.
How to fix that? Homemade Cherry Pie Filling.
When I started researching homemade pie filling, I couldn’t believe simple it was to make. Especially since the results are just so much better!
Combine the ingredients together in a sauce pan, bring it to a simmer, and then cook for 5 minutes. Let the Homemade Cherry Pie Filling cool to room temperature and then it’s ready to use in your favorite recipe.
Yep. That’s it. Quick and easy and crazy delicious.
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is obviously the star in Homemade Cherry Pie, but it is also great in Cherry Cheesecake Bars, as an Ice Cream Topping, in Black Forest Cake, and any other dessert your imagination can create.
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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
- 2 pounds frozen sweet cherries
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Stir together all in ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan.
Bring to a gentle simmer over a medium-low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Cool to room temperature and use in your favorite recipe.
Frozen cherries do not need to be thawed before cooking.
Sour cherries may substituted with an additional 1/4 cup sugar added.
Fresh cherries may be used for the same great results.