Easy Cherry Pie Filling

TOTS Cherry Pie FillingIt’s cherry season in BC, and you know what that means- cherry pies are coming! But not just cherry pie – there is cherry topping, cherry cheese danishes… cherries all day! To maximize the use I get out of our local cherries I make this easy cherry pie filling and use it in a bunch of recipes. 

I am a huge cherry lover . It’s one of my favorite fruits, but the thing is, I never make pies. Why? Because I eat all the cherries before I get a chance to make anything. But this past May long weekend I picked up some fresh bing cherries from the Okanagan and decided to make an easy cherry pie filling before I ate them all. 

You only need four ingredients to make this easy cherry pie filling – believe me, it’s so simple to make and you can use it for more than just a pie filling. 

 

Easy Cherry Pie Filling

What you will need:

  • 4 cups washed, pitted Bing cherries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • splash of lemon juice

Place cherries into a sauce pan, and over medium heat, heat the cherries until they release their juices. 10 – 15 minutes. Be sure to stir.

Mix sugar and cornstarch together to make sure there are no clumps. Add to cherries and stir constantly until the mixture thickens. Approx. 5 – 7 minutes.

Add in lemon juice, stir and voila! 

Store in a container with a good sealing lid. Use in pies, danishes, or even on ice cream! 

If you are cherry obsessed like I am you will want to wear a cute cherry apron while making your easy cherry pie filling. 

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Easy Cherry Pie Filling
An easy cherry pie filling that only needs four ingredients. Quick, simple and delicious!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups, washed, pitted Bing cherries
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  4. splash of lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Place cherries into a sauce pan, and over medium heat, heat the cherries until they release their juices. 10 - 15 minutes. Be sure to stir.
  2. Mix sugar and cornstarch together to make sure there are no clumps. Add to cherries and stir constantly until the mixture thickens. Approx. 5 - 7 minutes.
  3. Add in lemon juice, stir and voila!
  4. Store in a container with a good sealing lid. Use in pies, danishes, or even on ice cream!
Notes
  1. To pit cherries, try using a straw or a chopstick to push the pits out.
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Cherry season is only here for so long – so get your hands on some delicious BC cherries and enjoy this easy cherry pie filling! 

Enjoy!

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