Easy Cherry Pie Filling (4 Ingredients)
This recipe for Easy Cherry Pie Filling yields a slightly sweet yet tart filling that is versatile. Use the homemade pie filling in a variety of desserts, cakes, pies, tarts, or just spooned over ice cream.
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- 16 g cornstarch
- 85 g granulated sugar
- 280 g pitted cherries fresh or frozen
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Whisk together the sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl.
In a small saucepan, add the cherries. If using frozen cherries, bring to a medium-low heat and let the cherries thaw a little.
Once the cherries have released some of their juices, add in the sugar and cornstarch.
Bring to a boil and stir constantly, until the cherry mixture is glossy and has thickened.
Add in the lemon juice, give it another stir and remove from heat.
Cool, transfer to a clean, sterile jar and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Note: Cherry filling will continue to thicken once cooled.
Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 0.3mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg