Homemade Cherry Pie from Scratch

Homemade Cherry Pie from Scratch

When it comes to classic desserts, few can rival the timeless appeal of a Homemade Cherry Pie from Scratch. This delightful pie boasts a flaky, buttery crust that cradles a luscious filling of sweet and tart cherries. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a comforting dessert, this recipe will never disappoint.


  • 2 cups of fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 9-inch pie crusts (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, for dotting
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cherries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, almond extract, and lemon juice. Toss until the cherries are well coated.
  3. Line a 9-inch pie dish with one of the pie crusts.
  4. Pour the cherry filling into the crust, and dot the filling with butter.
  5. Place the second pie crust on top, and trim any excess dough. Crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  6. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Using a sharp knife, make a few small slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Homemade Cherry Pie from Scratch is a classic dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. With its flaky crust and sweet-tart cherry filling, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat!

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 320, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 220mg, Total Carbohydrates: 58g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 35g, Protein: 2g

Make this Homemade Cherry Pie from Scratch for your next gathering, and watch it disappear in no time. Its irresistible flavor and homemade charm will make it a favorite in your dessert repertoire.

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