Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie
5 from 1 vote
Experience the delight of making your own delicious cherry pie at home. It's a beginner-friendly recipe, full of vibrant flavors and an all-time classic. Perfect for a family gathering or just a simple dessert, this pie will bring smiles to every face.
Cherry Pie

Cherry pie, with its luscious, fruity filling nestled within a golden, flaky crust, is a timeless dessert that evokes warmth and comfort.

Originating from the heart of American culinary tradition, this dessert has become a beloved classic enjoyed around the world. Despite its elegant appearance, making a cherry pie from scratch is simpler than you might think, making it an ideal treat for both beginner and experienced bakers alike.

Crafted from just a handful of ingredients, including fresh cherries, sugar, and a hint of cinnamon, this cherry pie recipe offers a delightful balance of sweetness and tartness. The combination of flavors, enhanced by a touch of vanilla extract and lemon juice, creates a symphony of taste that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

While the process of making a cherry pie involves a few steps, they are straightforward and easy to follow, making this recipe suitable for those who are new to baking. From preparing the cherry filling to assembling and baking the pie, each step is designed to ensure that you achieve a perfect, homemade cherry pie every time.

So, whether you’re hosting a gathering with friends and family or simply craving a slice of nostalgia, indulge in the simple pleasure of homemade cherry pie. With its rustic charm and irresistible flavor, this dessert is sure to bring joy to any occasion. Get ready to savor the sweet taste of summer with every bite of this delicious cherry pie.

Expert Tip: To prevent the edges of the pie crust from over-browning, you can cover them with foil strips during the last 15 minutes of baking.


Cherries: Fresh cherries provide vibrant color and juicy sweetness to the pie filling.

Caster Sugar: Adds sweetness to balance the tartness of the cherries and helps create a thick, glossy filling.

Cornflour: Acts as a thickening agent for the cherry filling, ensuring it has the perfect consistency.

Lemon Juice: Enhances the flavor of the cherries and adds a bright, citrusy note to the filling.

Vanilla Extract: Infuses the filling with a subtle hint of warmth and depth of flavor.

Cinnamon: Adds a touch of warmth and spice to complement the sweetness of the cherries.

Shortcrust Pastry: Provides the base and top crust for the pie, creating a flaky, buttery vessel to encase the cherry filling.

Egg: Used to brush over the pastry before baking, giving the pie a beautiful golden finish.

Expert Tip: For a decorative touch, use cookie cutters to create shapes from the top layer of pastry before placing it over the filling.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve warm slices of cherry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a classic dessert combination.
  • Pair slices of cherry pie with a hot cup of coffee or tea for a delightful afternoon treat.
  • Garnish each slice of cherry pie with fresh mint leaves or a dusting of powdered sugar for an elegant finishing touch.

Expert Tip: Be sure to thoroughly pit the cherries before using them in the pie to avoid any unwanted crunchiness.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when the cherry pie is done baking?

The cherry pie is done baking when the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. You can also insert a knife into the center of the pie to check if the cherries are tender.

Can I use frozen cherries instead of fresh ones?

Yes, you can use frozen cherries if fresh ones are not available. Just be sure to thaw and drain them before using in the recipe.

Can I make the cherry pie ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the cherry pie ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator before baking. Simply cover the assembled pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake.

How should I store leftover cherry pie?

Leftover cherry pie can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze slices of pie for longer storage, wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing.

Can I use homemade pastry instead of ready-made?

Yes, you can use homemade pastry if you prefer. Just be sure to roll it out to the appropriate thickness and follow the same assembly and baking instructions.

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Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

by Nabeela Kauser
Experience the delight of making your own delicious cherry pie at home. It's a beginner-friendly recipe, full of vibrant flavors and an all-time classic. Perfect for a family gathering or just a simple dessert, this pie will bring smiles to every face.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine British, Western
Servings 8
Calories 184 kcal


  • 500 g Cherries Fresh, pitted
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 50 g Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 sheets Shortcrust Pastry Ready-made
  • 1 Egg Beaten


  • Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the pitted cherries, sugar, cornflour, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly.
  • Roll out one sheet of shortcrust pastry and use it to line a 9-inch pie dish.
  • Pour the cherry mixture into the pastry-lined dish.
  • Roll out the second sheet of pastry and use it to cover the top of the pie. Crimp the edges of the pastry together to seal the pie.
  • Use a sharp knife to make a few small slits in the top of the pastry to allow steam to escape.
  • Brush the beaten egg over the top of the pastry.
  • Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  • Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious cherry pie!


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 32mgPotassium: 154mgFibre: 2gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 5mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked, Cherry, Dessert, Food, Fruit, Recipe, Summer
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