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A glass jar filled with cherry pie filling.
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5 from 2 votes

Cherry Pie Filling

Homemade cherry pie filling
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 pounds fresh cherries or about 4 cups pitted cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup water


  • Wash and pit cherries
  • Put all ingredients into a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Stir until sugar and corn starch are dissolved.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer. Stir often to prevent scorching.
  • When mixture thickens, turn heat off and let cool



1. You can use sour or sweet cherries
2. Adjust the sugar for sweet cherries to approx. ⅔ cup.
3. If using sour cherries, start with 1 cup sugar. Add a ¼ more if you like it sweeter.
4. Filling can be made ahead of time and stored in refrigerator.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 7.9mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.5mg