Desserts/ Recipe

Cherry Pie Filling

Homemade cherry pie filling. You control the amount of sugar! Beyondthechickencoop.com

Make your own cherry pie filling using fresh pie cherries or sweet cherries.

Last weekend we made a quick trip to the Washington coast to attend my nephew’s graduation! He is theΒ oldest of all our nieces and nephews and the first to graduate.

It was a great celebration. The only problem is we have 12 more nieces and nephews that will be graduating over the next several years. Okay, so that really isn’t a problem….It’s just a lot of graduations to attend and who knows where they will go to college. I hope we can attend them all!

Cherry pie filling. You control the amount of sugar!

On our trip we hit a roadside fruit stand and stopped to buy fresh cherries. We have cherry trees, but our cherries won’t be ready for another month.

It was a treat to get some fresh picked cherries. I always tend to buy more than we can eatΒ and ended up with a big bag after the trip. I decided to make cherry pie filling. Usually I use sour pie cherries, but thought I’d try these sweet cherries! They were delicious and added a different flavor to the Cherry Almond Crisp I used them in.

Cherry Pie Filling stored in a glass jar.

Our trip was fast and over in the blink of an eye. My daughter is going to be a sophomore next year and the boys will be in 8th grade. I think these next few years willΒ go fast and be over in the blink of an eye. I’d better slow everyone down and just enjoy the cherries!

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Homemade cherry pie filling. You control the amount of sugar! Beyondthechickencoop.com
Cherry Pie Filling
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Homemade cherry pie filling

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry pie filling, homemade cherry pie filling, sweet cherry pie filling
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh cherries or about 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  1. Wash and pit cherries
  2. Put all ingredients into a sauce pan over medium heat.
  3. Stir until sugar and corn starch are dissolved.
  4. Bring mixture to a simmer. Stir often to prevent scorching.
  5. When mixture thickens, turn heat off and let cool
Recipe Notes

1. You can use sour or sweet cherries
2. Adjust the sugar for sweet cherries to approx. 2/3 cup.
3. If using sour cherries, start with 1 cup sugar. Add a 1/4 more if you like it sweeter.
4. Filling can be made ahead of time and stored in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Pie Filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 251mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 39g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 9.6%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    June 22, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Wow, Kathy, it looks so good I want to eat it all spoonful after spoonful! It would be delicious on pies, galettes, inside hand pies, on toast…yum! I love those roadside fruit stands, when we go to B.C. we stop every 2 minutes πŸ™‚ .

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

      So many options! I’d better buy more cherries!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    June 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I am so happy cherry season has finally arrived, and there is nothing better than a fresh cherry pie! This filling looks so perfect, Kathy! Forget the pie, I’ll just take a few jars of this!! Cheers, friend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

      Eating it by the spoonful is totally optional:)

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    June 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Cherries are on sale right now for $1.99lb at my local store. I’m going to buy a couple of pounds and make cherry pie filling! Woohooo πŸ˜‰

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      Kathy
      June 23, 2016 at 4:56 am

      That’s a great price! Go buy some cherries!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    So funny Kathy, because I just made a cherry compote today!! Using it for some lemon poppyseed pancakes tomorrow morning for breakfast for my mom! Loving that it’s cherry season!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 23, 2016 at 4:56 am

      Those pancakes sound delicious! Cherry season is here!

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    June 23, 2016 at 4:49 am

    This post is intriguing me because I was just telling my husband that I have finally nailed pie crust but have yet to master any type of filling. With cherry season upon us, it’s time to try again Kathy! Actually, I wanted to make a pie for Father’s Day but had no clue on the filling and you can’t just serve crust. Thanks!

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    June 23, 2016 at 5:35 am

    That sounds like an awesome trip, Kathy! I’ve always wanted to visit the Northwest. And grabbing some cherries at a roadside stand? Genius! Now I want to go make cherry pie today…yum! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2016 at 6:41 am

      Gotta love those fruit stands πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    June 23, 2016 at 5:47 am

    So glad you got to your nephew’s graduation! My son Jonathan graduated last week (our first graduate) and it meant so much to us to have some family there. So jealous about your cherry trees. (But happy for you too. πŸ™‚ This cherry filling looks absolutely scrumptious, I would love it in a hand pie!

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      Kathy
      June 24, 2016 at 6:42 am

      I would need two hands pies…one for each hand πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    June 23, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Time does go by so fast, doesn’t it? Better to enjoy every minute πŸ™‚ Love cherries and this filling looks delicious. The colour is so pretty! I bet this would be great over a big spoonful of greek yogurt too!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2016 at 6:43 am

      It would be perfect over yogurt! Great idea!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    June 23, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I think I could eat these right out of the jar – who needs pie crust? So summertime perfect. πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2016 at 6:40 am

      No crust needed…just a spoon πŸ™‚

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    [email protected]
    June 24, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Yum!! I have never made a cherry pie at home EVER. I think that needs to change since this pie filling looks outstanding!! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2016 at 6:39 am

      Or….just make the cherry pie filing instead!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    June 24, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Oh wow! What a vibrant and pretty pink color. I love cherry pie and I guess I can use this filling for many more purposes as well! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 24, 2016 at 6:39 am

      The color is pretty amazing!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    June 24, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Yep, just give me a spoon and I’ll be a happy little camper! And that color is divine!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 25, 2016 at 6:24 am

      A spoon is all you need πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Adina
    June 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    You must be kidding, I was searching for a homemade cherry pie filling parallel to visiting my favorite blogs. πŸ™‚ Search is over, I plan to make a cherry cheesecake soon and was not sure what is meant with the canned cherry pie filling, we don’t have that in Germany. Now I know and it couldn’t be easier, I will use your recipe for the cheesecake.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 25, 2016 at 6:24 am

      I’ve got you covered! Can’t wait to see your cheesecake πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    June 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    This looks absolutely scrumptious!! I need to try making this! I’ll be sharing it on my FB page on Thursday morning. Glad you shared it at our party this week! πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 29, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Thanks, Michelle! This pie filling is so easy to make. Give it a try!

  • Reply
    Mary Carter
    August 31, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Can u make a peach pie filling using same ingredients except peaches instead of the cherries, an if so do you know approximately how many peaches wud be needed for a deep dish pie?thanks in advanxe.i too have always wondered how to make the homemade fillings an glad I ran across.going to my 1st family reunion this Sat an wanna make something homemade like my grandma an I used to do years ago

    • Reply
      Kathy
      August 31, 2017 at 7:42 pm

      I have only made this cherry pie filling using cherries. I’m not certain how peaches you would use instead of the cherries. Enjoy your family reunion!

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