Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Filling

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Just whipped up some scrumptious homemade gluten-free cherry pie filling and it was so easy! You only need 10 minutes to prep and a handful of ingredients to create a simple and delicious gluten-free cherry pie filing!

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Cherry pie is a classic dessert that never goes out of style. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just because, there’s something about this sweet & tart treat that brings a smile to everyone’s face. Plus, you can use the pie filling for so many other recipes too!

Why You’ll Love This Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Filling

  • Allergy-Friendly: Perfect for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease, so everyone can enjoy a slice without worry.
  • Easy to Make: With simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, you can prepare this filling in no time.
  • Versatile: Not just for pies; use it as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, gluten-free cherry cobbler or even gluten-free pancakes.
ingredients for cherry pie filling

Ingredients

  • Fresh cherries
  • Coconut sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Tapioca flour
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Sea salt

How to Make Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Filling

cherry pie filling ingredients in a large pot

Add the ingredients to a large pot. Cover and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a full boil.

close up shot of cherries cooked in a pot

Reduce the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until much of the liquid has seeped out of the cherries.

Allow the cherry pie filling to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container or mason jar.

Cherry Pie Filling in mason jar with cherries in background

Tips for Making the Perfect Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Filling

  1. Choose fresh, ripe cherries for the best flavor and texture. If fresh cherries are not available, frozen ones can also be used.
  2. Use gluten-free tapioca flour or cornstarch to thicken the filling. This will give it a nice, gooey texture without gluten.
  3. Don’t skip the lemon juice! It adds brightness and balances out the sweetness of the cherries.
  4. For added depth of flavor, try adding a splash of almond extract to the filling.
  5. Allow the pie filling to cool completely before using it in a pie crust to avoid a soggy bottom.
close up shot of cherry pie filling in the bottom of a casserole dish

Endless Possibilities with This Cherry Pie Filling

The beauty of homemade gluten-free cherry pie filling is that you can use it in so many different ways.

  • Make a classic cherry pie using your favorite gluten-free pie crust recipe.
  • Use the filling as a topping for cheesecake or a creamy tart.
  • Add it to oatmeal or yogurt for a sweet and tangy breakfast treat.
  • Use it as a filling for hand pies, turnovers, or empanadas.

No matter how you choose to use this delicious gluten-free cherry pie filling, one thing is for sure – it will be a hit with everyone who tries it.

overhead close up shot of cherry pie filling in a mason jar

FAQS

Q. Is this recipe vegan?

Yes, this cherry pie filling is vegan-friendly as it does not contain any animal products.

Q. Can I use canned cherries for this recipe?

While fresh or frozen cherries are preferred, you can use canned cherries if that is all you have available. Just be sure to drain them well before using in the recipe.

Q. Can I make this filling ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the cherry pie filling ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Just be sure to allow it to come to room temperature before using it in a pie crust.

Q. Can I freeze this filling?

Absolutely! This cherry pie filling freezes well and can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw it completely before using it in a recipe.

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Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Filling

The beauty of homemade gluten-free cherry pie filling is that you can use it in so many different ways. With simple ingredients, you'll have a delicious gluten-free cherry pie filling in just minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Cool Time30 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Servings1 serving

Ingredients 

  • 8 cups fresh cherries pitted*
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp tapioca flour
  • 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt to taste

Instructions 

  • Add the ingredients to a large pot. Cover and cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a full boil.
  • Reduce the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until much of the liquid has seeped out of the cherries.
  • Allow the cherry pie filling to cool completely before storing it in an air-tight container or mason jar.

Nutrition

Calories: 909kcal | Carbohydrates: 229g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 687mg | Potassium: 2479mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 177g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 909
Keyword: Gluten-Free Cherry Pie Filling
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