Have you ever tried a homemade cherry pie? If you’ve never tried a homemade cherry pie filling in a yummy homemade pie crust recipe you are missing out! Cherry pies made from scratch have more cherries, flakier crust, and taste better. Don’t believe me? THen you’ve got to try our best cherry pie! You can use fresh, in season berries or a cherry pie with frozen cherries for a truly delicious dessert that will leave you asking for a second helping!
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Homemade Cherry Pie
This easy cherry pie is quick to whip up and will leave your whole house smelling amazing as it cooks! All you need is our easy pie crust to make a flaky homemade pie crust to hold your red berries! You can make a homemade cherry pie recipe with fresh or frozen berries – either way your pie will be delicious. Don’t miss our secret ingredient for the perfect pie that tastes way better than store bought!
Homemade cherry pie filling
To make your quick and easy cherry pie filling all you need are a couple ingredients:
- 2/3 cup sugar, I like the extra fine type
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 Tablespon lemon juice
- 4c fresh pitted, halved cherries or frozen that are thawed and extraliquid removed (the way I typically make it)
- 1 teas almond extract (my secret ingredient)
- 1 TAB butter, cut into squares – or use 1 teaspoon imitation butter flavor
Homemade pie crust recipe
You can quickly and easily whip up a delcious, flaky pie crust! It is so simple! All you need are a couple common pantry items:
- 2 cups flour
- ¾ teas salt
- 2/3 cup shortening (I use blue crisco)
- 7-8 TAB ice-cold water
Homemade Pie Crust
To make the pie crust, in a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry knife cut in shortening until you get a fine pea mixture. Now add in about 7-8 Tablespoons of ice-cold water until mixture holds together in a bowl. Do not over mix or it won’t be as flaky! If you need more water add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until it will hold together.
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Divide the pie dough into half. WIth 1/2 of the dough roll out on a lightly floured surface until larger than your pie pan. Lighly fold in half and half again to transfer into a pie pan. Unfold.
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Remember the less handling, the more flaky of a crust! Combine filling ingredients, stir, and pour in pie crust.
Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe
Heat oven to 425 F. Then in a large bowl mix sugar, flour, lemon juice, almond extract and cherries; turn into pastry lined pie plate. Dot with butter. Now roll out the second ball to make a cricle for the top, Gently fold over and lift onto the top of the cherry pie filling. Unfold.
Pinch the edges of the top and buttom pie crust to seal. Now use fork to make pretty.
Making cherry pie filling
Cut slits in the center to let the steam escape.
Cherry pie from scratch
Bake 15 miutes at 425 F. Now put a cookie sheet on the rack above the pie to prevent the crust from over-browning and continue to bake an additional 35 minutes.
Now turn off the oven, but don’t open the door. Let the pie continue to stay in the warm oven another hour or so to allow the extra liquide to evaporate.
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Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Cherry Pie with Frozen Cherries
If you make your pie in the summer you can use fresh cherries, but I never seem to time mine right. Perhaps it is because I am usually making my pie when Grandpa comes to visit; cherry pie is his favorite! So I typically make cherry pie with frozen cherries.
Fresh cherry pie
This is such a delicious, flavorful pie that is just sweet enough without being too sweet. The almond extract really adds a little sometime special to your pie!
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Whether you make this for company, grandparents, or just a delicious dessert for your family – it is sure to be a hit!
You will love how thick and succulent this pie filling is!
BEST homemade cherry pie recipe with a fresh or forzen berry filling in a flaky pie crust you made from scratch! YUMMY!
If you are looking for something fun and more personalized…. try our mini pies you can easily make with a mason jar lid mini pies!
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Homemade Cherry Pie
- 2 cups all pupose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup shortening I used the blue crisco
- 7-8 tablespoons ice-cold water
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 cups cherries, pitted fresh or frozen that are thawed with extra liquid removed
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- To make the pie crust, in a medium bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry knife cut in shortening until you get a fine pea mixture. Now add in about 7-8 Tablespoons of ice-cold water until mixture holds together in a bowl. Do not over mix or it won't be as flaky! If you need more water add in 1 Tablespoon at a time until it will hold together.
- Divide the pie dough into half. WIth 1/2 of the dough roll out on a lightly floured surface until larger than your pie pan. Lighly fold in half and half again to transfer into a pie pan. Unfold.Remember the less handling, the more flaky of a crust!
- To make filling, in a medium bowl put 4 cups of pitted cherries. Add in sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and almond extract. Toss to combine and pour into pie lined pan. Top with thin slices of butter.
- Roll out remaining pie dough ball int o a flat sheet the size of your pie pan. Use cookie cutters to press 1-3 spots, but leave the dough there, it just creates a nice design and allows the steam to escape. Again, fold in half, and half again to move to the top of the cherry filling and unfold. Pinch the endge of the crust topping to the top of the pie crust sides so the juice wont escape. If you didn't cut out any of the top, make sure to cut slits to let the steam escape.
- Bake 15 miutes at 425 F. Now put a cookie sheet on the rack above the pie to prevent the crust from over-browning and continue to bake an additional 35 minutes. Now turn off the oven, but don't open the door. Let the pie continue to stay in the warm oven another hour or so to allow the extra liquide to evaporate.
- Serve warm or cold with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!
I didn’t expect to see a cherry pie recipe on your pages. Thank you! I make pies all the time, but your recipe was interesting. I never left my pies in the oven after making them, so I might try that. Also, I tend to use canned pie filling as it’s fast, although I’ve done fresh fruit as well and it’s delicious. Thanks for all your wonderful educational materials- and for the recipe!
Your tip was genius! Why have I never thought of that. Thanks
Looked so good I had to give it a try. It turned out PERFECT. 😉
My new go to pie recipe. Sensational
I’ve always been nervous to try to make my own pie… but decided to give it a go since I love your other stuff. It turned out so yummy. I still need to work on making my crust as pretty as yours, but y family was so happy.
Girl! Another yummy recipe. This is my new go to for stuff my family will actually eat!
My husband is so happy!! Thank you for the phenomenal recipe