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Easy Cherry Pie Recipe Is Grandma's Favorite!

A simple, yet tried and true recipe that will turn a novice baker into a rockstar! Homemade Cherry Pie tops the list of favorite summer fruit pies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Keyword cherry pie
Servings 6
Calories 337kcal
Author Judy


  • 4 cups cherries unsweetened sour, frozen or fresh pitted cherries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 pie crust


  • If using frozen cherries, make sure they are thawed.
  • Cook cherries in a saucepan over medium heat until they start to simmer and the juice releases stirring continuously – you don’t want the cherries or sugar to burn. Remove from heat.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Add the lemon juice. Pour the mixture into the hot cherries and mix thoroughly.
  • Put the cherry mixture back onto low heat, bring to a simmer once more and keep cooking until the filling has thickened, again stirring often. This should take about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool before using.
  • Pour the cherry pie filling into your prepared pie crust, top with the second crust and crimp the edges.
  • I would use a pie crust shield to keep the edges from overbrowning. 
  • Place the cherry pie on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 400F
  • Reduce heat to 375F and then bake for another 30 to 35 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool.  


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.1mg