Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

My husband is an Executive Chef and can cook circles around me, but when he tried my cherry pie a few weeks ago he was blown away. I was so excited that he loved it so much, I wanted to share with you.

I cheated and used a pre-made pie crust. Making crust can get messy, so this time I opted for the store bought. However, my filling is made from scratch and oh so yummy. 😊

For the crust, you will need two 9 inch pie crusts and a 1.5 inch star cookie cutter.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Baking time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8

Pie filling:

  • 1.5 lbs of cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of almond extract
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 4 tbsp of cornstarch


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

2. Cut the cherries up and remove the pits

3. In a saucepan on medium heat, add the cherries, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, butter, & cornstarch. Heat for 15-20 minutes. 

4. Cover the 9 inch pie pan with baking spray. I used PAM baking spray. 

5. Put one of the pie crust in the pan. I trimmed the sides and used the excess dough to cut out some of the stars.

6. Pour the pie filling into the pie pan.

7. Lay out the second pie crust and cut into even strips. Cut enough to make the lattice. 

8. Take some of the excess dough and make the braids. I made two braids. Take the remaining dough to cut out the stars. The star I used was 1.5 inches wide. 

9. Once the pie is ready to go in the oven, brush the top crust with melted butter and sprinkle sugar in the raw over the top. Cover the edges with foil and put it in the oven for 20 minutes. 

10. When the 20 minutes is up, take the foil off the edges and reduce the oven temperature to 350. Let the pie cook for 20 more minutes. 

11. Let the pie cool and serve. 

Hope you like the recipe! Until next time. Xoxo

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