Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

How To Make Homemade Cherry Pie

Our homemade cherry pie recipe boasts of a tasty and buttery crust, and a sweet filling made with baked cherries! This recipe is easy to make, too!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes



For Pie Crust:

  • 2⅓cupsall-purpose flour,sifted
  • 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1cupunsalted butter,(2 sticks) cold, cubed
  • cupice water

For Cherry Pie Filling:

  • 5cupscherries,pitted
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • ¼cupcornstarch
  • ½tspvanilla extract

For Egg Wash:

  • 1large egg
  • 2tspmilk

For Garnish:

  • 1tbspcoarse sugar,optional


Pie Crust:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the sifted flour, salt, and sugar.

  2. Using a pastry cutter, mix the cold cubed butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.

  3. Slowly add in the ice water and continue to mix with the pastry cutter. Don’t overmix, it should be crumbly.

  4. Transfer onto a working surface and shape into 2 disks. Cover the disks with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour (or overnight).

Cherry Pie Filling:

  1. Pit the cherries. Cut about ⅓ of the cherries in half, if desired. Combine with lemon juice, vanilla, sugar, and cornstarch.

  2. Roll out the pie crust into about a 12-inch circle and transfer into a 9-inch pie pan.

  3. Pat down the pie crust to lay evenly along the pie pan with some crust hanging over the edges.

  4. Add the pie filling into the pie crust.

To Assemble:

  1. Roll out the second pie crust. Create the desired design on the pie crust. Place on top of the pie filling.

  2. Pinch together the leftover edges along the sides of the pie. Seal and flute the pie edges.

  3. Brush the pie with egg wash and sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.

  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes.

  5. Turn down heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 30 to 35 minutes. If the top of the pie begins to brown and the bottom isn’t done baking, cover the pie loosely with foil, until the bottom is done baking.

  6. Cool the pie, slice, and enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


  • Calories: 483.14kcal
  • Fat: 24.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.89g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.18g
  • Carbohydrates: 62.75g
  • Fiber: 2.84g
  • Sugar: 28.49g
  • Protein: 5.76g
  • Cholesterol: 84.38mg
  • Sodium: 304.93mg
  • Calcium: 29.30mg
  • Potassium: 250.47mg
  • Iron: 2.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 207.26µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.78mg
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