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Easy and Delicious Cherry Pie Filling

This is a great recipe to prep in the summer time but freeze and use during the holidays!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert


  • 4 cups fresh pitted cherries
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup water


  • In saucepan, combine cherries, cornstarch, lemon juice, salt, sugar, and water over medium heat until mixture starts to bubble. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and almond extract.