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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling in Jam Jars

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Author Creative Culinary


  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp water I used 1/4 cup Luxardo Cherry Liqueur and 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cups fresh pitted cherries, about 1 1/2 lbs ( I used Bing but you can use sour cherries; you will have to adjust the sugar accordingly)
  • ¼ tsp almond extract use vanilla for blueberries or peaches


  • Combine lemon juice, water or liqueur, sugar and cornstarch in a medium pan and mix thoroughly. Add cherries and gently stir to coat with liquid.
  • Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently and gently to not break up cherries; liquid mixture should be thickened.
  • Add butter and almond extract, stir gently to combine.
  • Cool.


Can be refrigerated for a couple of days in the refrigerator; this method is not like canning so it does NOT insure longevity!


Serving: 1grams