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Cherry Pie Filling

This Cherry Pie Filling recipe is a keeper! It is so simple to make, and will become a family treasure.
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july desserts, cherry desserts, dessert
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Lisa Longley



  • In a large sauce pan over low to medium heat, combine the cherry juice, sugar, corn starch, and cinnamon. Stir consistently, allowing the mixture to thicken, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add in the almond extract and food coloring (if using). Then stir in the frozen cherries. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, alllowing the cherries to thaw. Remove from the heat.
  • Use right away in pie crust or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.