Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

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Classic Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe for Dessert | Step-by-Step Guide

Cherry pie is a classic dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. With its buttery, flaky crust and sweet, juicy filling, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Making a cherry pie from scratch may seem intimidating, but with a little patience and practice, anyone can do it. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make the perfect cherry pie, step by step.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 4-6 tbsp ice water
  • 4 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the chilled, cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to blend the mixture until it resembles coarse sand.
  3. Add the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough just comes together. Form the dough into a disk and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. While the dough chills, prepare the filling. In a large bowl, mix together the cherries, sugar, cornstarch, and almond extract.
  5. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Place the dough into a 9-inch pie dish, trimming off any excess dough around the edges.
  6. Pour the cherry filling into the crust, dot with butter, and cover with the remaining pie crust. Cut a few slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape.
  7. Brush the beaten egg over the top crust and edges of the pie.
  8. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Allow the pie to cool before slicing and serving.


  1. Choose fresh cherries for the best flavor. Frozen cherries can also be used, but fresh is always better.
  2. Be sure to pit the cherries before using them in the filling. You can use a cherry pitter or a small paring knife to remove the pits.
  3. Don’t overwork the pie dough. Too much handling can result in a tough crust. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out.
  4. Add a little almond extract to the filling for a delicious flavor boost.
  5. To prevent the crust from burning, cover the edges with foil during the last 10-15 minutes of baking.


There’s nothing quite like a homemade cherry pie, and with this recipe, you can make one anytime you want. From the buttery crust to the sweet, juicy filling, this dessert is a real treat. Whether you’re serving it for a special occasion or just want to treat yourself, this cherry pie is sure to satisfy. So, grab your apron and get ready to bake!

I hope you find this recipe helpful and enjoy making and eating this delicious cherry pie!

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