Cherry Pie Filling

Learn how to make cherry pie filling with this easy recipe. You can use fresh or frozen cherries. Use the cherry pie filling in a pie or spoon it over plain yogurt for a quick snack.

Cherry Pie Filling
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Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 4 ½ cups fresh or frozen tart cherries, pitted

  • cup sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup cornstarch


  1. Combine cherries, sugar, water and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate filling for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
25g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 1/4 cup
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 895IU 18%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 6mcg 2%
Vitamin K 2mcg 2%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Magnesium 7mg 2%
Potassium 121mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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