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how to make Cherry Pie Filling

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is simple to make. Use it not only to fill your pies but it makes a great topping on cakes and ice cream too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry, pie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 16 ounces


  • 2 cups pitted cherries - sliced in half
  • 1 tbsp water
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice


  • In a medium saucepan, combine cherries & water over medium heat. Stir occasionally and cook until the cherries release their juices & soften. -about 10-15 minutes.
  • While the cherries are cooking, whisk sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon & salt together in a separate bowl.
  • Once your cherries have cooked 10-15 minutes, pour in the dry mixture & stir well.
  • Continue to cook, stirring constantly until mix thickens. About 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat & stir in the lemon or lime juice.
  • Carefully transfer to glass jar & let cool in refrigerator.