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Simple Cherry Pie Filling

This simple cherry pie filling goes absolutely perfectly with homemade pie dough. You'll love it over your morning yogurt or even over buttermilk pancakes.
Course condiments
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 160kcal
Author Dina



  • Using a cherry pitter pit 6 cups of sweet cherries into a bowl.
  • Add the cherries to a large saucepan along with 3/4 cup water, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Give everything a thorough mix and bring it to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10 minutes with stirring frequently. 


How to freeze cherry pie filling
Yes, you can freeze cherry pie filling. Ther are 2 ways to do this...
  • For pies: You can fill the bottom of a pie pan with the cherry pie filling and freeze it in the pan until solid. Then transfer the frozen pie-shaped filling onto a large sheet of plastic wrap and wrap it really well.
  • For other uses: You can simply place the cooled pie filling into a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Lay it flat and try to press all the air out before sealing it up. Freeze it for up to 4 months.
What to make with it?


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg