Homemade Cherry Pie

Homemade Cherry Pie

When you think of classic American desserts, one that undoubtedly comes to mind is a warm and delicious homemade cherry pie. The sweet and tart flavors of juicy cherries encased in a flaky, buttery crust are a match made in dessert heaven. This recipe will guide you through the steps to create your own mouthwatering cherry pie that will leave your family and friends asking for seconds.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (for sprinkling)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, almond extract, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and the cherries are tender. This should take about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  3. Unroll one pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim any excess crust hanging over the edges.
  4. Pour the cherry filling into the crust.
  5. Unroll the second pie crust and place it over the cherries. Trim any excess and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  6. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar for a golden finish.
  7. Make a few small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  9. Allow the pie to cool for at least 2 hours before serving to let the filling set.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 delicious cherry pie

This homemade cherry pie is the perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a flaky crust that melts in your mouth. It’s a classic dessert that’s sure to impress your family and guests.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320 | Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 52g | Sugar: 31g | Protein: 2g

After following this recipe, you’ll have a beautiful and scrumptious homemade cherry pie that’s ready to be enjoyed. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert experience. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a craving for something sweet, this cherry pie is a delightful treat that everyone will love.

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