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white bowl of homemade cherry pie filling
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
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.
Course: Dessert, Essential Skills
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
Servings: 8
Calories: 148 kcal
  • 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
  1. Stir together all in ingredients in a medium sized sauce pan.

  2. Bring to a gentle simmer over a medium-low heat.  Simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Cool to room temperature and use in your favorite recipe.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value*
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 8.7mg11%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.