Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Cherry pie filling doesn't get any easier than this, unless of course you buy it already prepared, but this doesn't even require you to pit the cherries!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, cook cherries in water for 10 minutes. Mix together the sugar and cornstarch; add to cherries. Cook cherry mixture until thickened. Cool slightly before using to fill pie shell or other dessert.
Most Helpful

Incredibly easy & delicious! As recommended by other reviewers, I added 1/2 tsp of almond extract & used cherry juice in place of the water.

Debbb February 11, 2012

This is a very nice sub for the expensive cherry pie filling at the grocery store. I used two cans of pitted cherries and instead of the water used the juice from the cherries. Liked the idea Chef #1336878 had and also added some almond extract. Easy to make and saved money, will definitely make again! Made and reviewed for the Aussie Recipe Swap #33.

lauralie41 October 31, 2009

This was good and so easy! The only addition I made was 1/2 a teaspoon of almond extract. Yummy!

amyld1963 July 27, 2009