Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is super easy to make and is so much more flavorful then the variety wrapped in aluminum!
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
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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