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Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is made with only 3 ingredients and comes together in just a few minutes. Make your own using fresh or frozen cherries simmered with a little sugar for a thick filling that is deliciously sweet!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredients, 30 minutes or less, fruit, pie
Servings: 1 pie
Calories: 1200kcal


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


  • 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.)
  • In a separate bowl, add the sugar and cornstarch and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the sugar mixture into the hot cherries and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a low simmer, and cook for about 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and let cool completely.


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


Calories: 1200kcal