Small Batch Cherry Pie Filling Recipe – this wonderful recipe yields the perfect amount of cherry pie filling for a mini cherry pie. Cooks in minutes and can be made with fresh or frozen cherries. Enjoy as a pie filling, over pancakes, or even as a yogurt or ice cream topping.
You might be surprised to know that cherry pie filling is super easy to make. Just a few ingredients and a few minutes of cooking time can yield the best-tasting pie filling you’ve ever tried.
Homemade cherry pie filling beats canned pie filling any time. You just can’t beat the taste of homemade – it’s fresher tasting, there are no preservatives added, and you can control the amount of sugar you add.
Cherry Pie Filling
The next time you’re in the mood for cherry pie, remember this gem of a recipe. This small batch pie filling recipe will yield about a cup of pie filling. Just enough to make a mini cherry pie.
When I make a single serving cherry pie, I use a small 5-inch baking dish and I use the same shortbread crust that I use in my pecan pie for one.
Ingredients In Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
For this small batch pie filling recipe, you will need:
- lemon juice
How To Make Cherry Pie Filling
It’s surprising that it takes just minutes to cook this incredibly delicious filling!
Just mix the ingredients together in a small saucepan, bring it to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes.
During this time the cherries soften nicely and the filling thickens.
Transfer the filling to a jar or a bowl and chill until you are ready to use it.
I use a cherry pitter to remove the seeds from the cherries. It makes the job so much easier.
What To Do With Cherry Pie Filling
Fresh cherries began arriving in our grocery stores early last month and cherry pie filling was the first thing I made with them.
When cherries are in season, you’ll always find a small jar of cherry pie filling in my fridge. In addition to a pie, the filling can also be used in:
- crisps or crumbles (substitute the fruit in this crisp recipe with the cherry pie filling)
- spoon over pancakes or waffles
- use as a topping for ice cream
- enjoy with your morning yogurt and granola
- use the filling in a cherry pie dump cake
- make a chocolate cake with cherry pie filling
If you don’t have fresh cherries, use frozen. This filling recipe works great with frozen and thawed cherries. You’ll notice that the pie filling won’t be as bright red as it would be if you used fresh cherries. But it’ll still be as tasty.
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- 1 cup cherries pitted
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
- Place cherries, lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, and water in a 1-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and transfer to bowl. Cool slightly before using.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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