Easy, Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe
Easy, Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Making cherry pie is easy – all you need is a little patience when pitting the cherries. We promise it’s worth it. You can use sweet cherries, sour cherries or a combination of both, just remember to dial the sugar back or up depending on what you choose. You can buy a cherry pitter, however, if you do not have one try using the thicker round end of a chopstick to push the pits out of the middle of each cherry. Another option is to push each cherry down onto a piping tip. The sugar amount for this recipe varies depending on how sweet your cherries are. Add to your taste. We like to use fresh cherries for this, but you can use canned (see note below).

    Ingredients

    • Chilled pie dough for top and bottom 9-inch pie (see our pie crust recipe)
    • 4 1/2 cups pitted fresh cherries, see note if using frozen or canned (2 1/2 pounds, unpitted)
    • 1/4 cup (30 grams) cornstarch
    • 2/3 to 3/4 cup (135 to 150 grams) sugar, adjusted accordingly to sweetness of cherries
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into small squares
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 tablespoon heavy or whipping cream
    • Additional sugar for topping crust (coarse sugar is a nice option)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 9
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 102 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 4.19%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.63%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 6 mg 2.03%
    • Sodium: 72 mg 2.98%
    • Calcium: 13 mg 1.35%
    • Potassium: 19 mg 0.54%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 1.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 18 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.16%
    • Sugar: 11 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 2.36%
    • Vitamin C 8.77%
    • Vitamin D 0.11%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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