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Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

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Cherry Pie Filling to use in desserts, on meat or even whipped into a milkshake. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Oregon Pitted Cherries, dark sweet {you can also use tart cherries, just add more sugar to taste}
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  1. Drain cherries, reserving the liquid
  2. Add water to measure 1 1/4 cups, add to small saucepan
  3. Add cornstarch and sugar to saucepan, and heat, whisking occasionally until mixture comes to bubble and thickens.
  4. Continue whisking so no lumps form and filling is smooth
  5. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and almond extract, fold in cherries.
  6. Cool completely. Store leftovers in fridge

Notes

You can also use fresh cherries, you will need to add juice

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes