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Easy Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Cherry Pie Filling RecipeIt’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 May long weekend I will pick up some fresh bing cherries from the Okanagan and make an easy cherry pie filling before I eat 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 Recipe

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! 

I recommend mason jars or Ball plastic jars that can be frozen. You can make pie filling now and freeze for later. 

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

Easy Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Easy Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

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!

Here are some must read Pie Recipes Flakey Butter Pie Crust, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

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