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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
  • 2 pounds fresh cherries or about 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  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 Video

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 1mg0%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 7.9mg10%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.