Amazing Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

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This cherry pie recipe is my all-time favorite.  It features a homemade recipe for cherry pie filling, and that makes all the difference in the world in how good a cherry pie can be.  

Amazing homemade cherry pie recipe--entirely from scratch!

My favorite pie in the world is cherry pie.  I love that perfectly tart and sweet cherry filling, the crunch of sugar on the lattice crust...  Cherry pie is the best!

Ingredients for homemade cherry pie filling recipe

Cherry Pie Filling Recipe:

  • 5 cups of sour cherries, fresh, canned, or frozen.  If canned, drain the cherries.
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons instant tapioca
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Cherry pie filling ingredients mixed together in a clear bowl with a green spatula.

Combine all cherry pie filling ingredients and let sit for at least 15 minutes.  I typically  prepare the filling, then make my pie crust.

Pile of pie crust dough on a white marble surface.

Make a two-crust batch of pie crust.  Or buy it.  I don't care.  Focus your energy on the filling for great pies!  But I have to recommend my favorite Vodka Pie Crust recipe if you want to make it yourself.

Unbaked pie crust and cherry pie filling in a pie tin.

Fill the pie crust with the cherry pie filling.

Pie crust rolled out and cut into strips with a pie tin filled with cherry pie filling in the background.

I love a classic lattice top for a cherry pie so those pretty red cherries can peek out.  

Pie crust being woven into a lattice pie crust top for a cherry pie.

Making a lattice top is quite simple, really:  just cut strips of the pie crust and weave, over under over under, until the top of the pie is covered.

Unbaked cherry pie being brushed with water and sprinkled with sugar crystals.

Brush the pie crust with a little water, and sprinkle with sugar crystals.  I like to use bigger sugar crystals used in cake decorating, because it gives a nice sparkle and crunch to the pie crust.

Cinnamon sugar pie crust scrap cookies baked on a cookie sheet.

Don't throw away the extra pie crust!  Make cinnamon sugar pie crust cookies.  Yum.

Baked cherry pie with lattice crust.

Bake the pie for about 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven.  Let it cool, and enjoy a slice of pure bliss!

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