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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

This homemade cherry pie filling recipe is quick, delicious, and simple to make. Also, it contains no high fructose corn syrup, dyes, or refined sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 ounces
Calories 36 kcal
Author Sarah Ozimek


  • 1 lb fresh sweet cherries (roughly 3 cups after pitted and halved)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup (more to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour (mixed with 1 Tbsp cold water)
  • ½ tsp almond extract


  1. In a small saucepan, add pitted and halved cherries, maple syrup, 2 Tbsp water, lemon juice, and salt. Heat over medium-high until the mixture begins to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the cherries have softened (roughly 10 minutes). Carefully taste your mixture and adjust the sweetness as desired.
  2. Mix the tapioca flour with 1 Tbsp cold water, until dissolved. Stir it into the cherry mixture. Continue cooking for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring continuously, until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the almond extract.
  4. Let cool slightly and use immediately, or store in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  5. Use in a pie just like you would a can of cherry pie filling.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Pie Filling Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1.5 ounces)
Calories 36 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.