Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is super easy to make and is so much more flavorful then the variety wrapped in aluminum!
Cherry Pie Filling can be used to top vanilla ice cream, on top of homemade cheesecake, sour cream pie, chocolate mousse, yogurt, or waffles!
The filling is a combination of frozen and then thawed cherries, raw honey, lemon juice, water, arrowroot (to thicken the mixture) and almond extract.
I prefer to use Really Raw honey for all cooking because it has a nice light and clean flavor.
The beauty of this recipe is that it uses frozen cherries, so you can make it any time of year. Enjoy!
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
- Category: dessert
- Diet: Gluten Free
For the cherry topping:
3 cups pitted cherries (I used frozen and then thawed before using)
1/4 cup raw honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tbs. arrowroot flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Combine the cherries, honey and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium and bring to a low simmer, stirring often. Whisk the arrowroot and water in a small bowl and slowly pour into the cherry mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and will coat the back of a spoon. Remove the mixture from the heat, stir in almond extract, and then pour into a bowl and allow to cool. When cool, chill in the refrigerator for an additional 2 hours before serving.
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