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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Essential Skills
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
Servings: 8
Calories: 148kcal


  • 2 pounds frozen sweet cherries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons 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.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 1g | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg