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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Fresh tart cherries give this pie filling a homemade flavor that's superior to canned.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups fresh tart cherries, pitted
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 drops red food coloring, optional
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT:
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add the cherries, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in food coloring if desired. Yield: 4 cups.
  • 2. For a lattice-crust pie: Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; add filling. Make a lattice crust; trim, seal and flute edges. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Remove foil; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 359 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 277 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.