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3 Ingredient Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

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An easy cherry pie filling recipe that uses fresh or frozen cherries!

Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

At the risk of making a few enemies here, I’m going to go on the record and say I am not a huge cherry pie fan. (Gasp! I know!) I mean, I will totally eat a slice here and there (mostly because I can’t say no to dessert!) but I’m just saying that cherry pie wouldn’t be my first choice of sweet treats or after-dinner indulgences.

But this cherry pie filling? I can seriously eat it with a spoon! Not only is it sweet and delicious, it is also SUPER simple to make. It is a great way to use all those cherries you’ve picked this season because this pie filling also freezes extremely well. (I usually always make a double batch and save the rest for later!)

And don’t limit the possibilities of this pie filling by including it only inside your pies! This stuff is amazing over vanilla ice cream, pancakes, toast, on chocolate thumbprint cookies, waffles… did I mention you can also just eat it with a spoon? 🙂

Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Cherry Pie Filling

Cherry Pie Filling Recipe
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Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

An easy cherry pie filling recipe that uses fresh or frozen cherries!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 ingredients, 30 minutes or less, fruit, pie
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 pie
Calories 1200 kcal


  • 4 cups red cherries pitted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch


  1. Place your pitted cherries into a large saucepan. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring often. (You want the cherries to simmer and release all their juices.)
  2. In a separate bowl, add the sugar and cornstarch and whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour the sugar mixture into the hot cherries and stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a low simmer, and cook for about 2 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Recipe Notes

*If your cherries turn out too sweet, add 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Pie Filling Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1200
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Grab a spoon and enjoy!

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Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

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