Mom’s Classic Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe

There is nothing better than a fresh homemade cherry pie right out of the oven. Take this to a family picnic, or your next holiday gathering for a whopping big hit. Top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a little slice of heaven. Come on in and I’ll share my Mom’s Recipe for Classic Cherry Pie

classic cherry pie

Fresh Cherry Pie

This classic cherry pie is simply amazing. It’s an old-fashioned cherry pie filled with down-home comfort food goodness. Pies have to be my absolute favorite dessert. Honestly, I’d rather have a pie than a cake for my birthday. Although I love the classic pecan pie and buttermilk pie, it’s the fruit pies like this and this strawberry pie and my mom’s recipe for apple slab pie that are my absolute favorite to share with you.

Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe with the most flaky crust ever! This pie is so simple to make and perfect for BBQs, holiday dinners, and parties!

Classic Cherry Pie 
Thank goodness, my dad had the bright idea to plant some cherry trees on his property. We had such a fun day picking cherries, and trying out the goods!

Cherry Pie recipe

Back home, the massive bowl of cherries was a little daunting, though. This is where having so many rugrats truly comes in handy. Divide and conquer while pitting all of the cherries…this is my advice to you, my friend.

Classic Cherry Pie Recipe

With the cherry problem solved, it’s onto the crust.  Back in the day, my mom would take an hour in the kitchen, making and rolling pie crusts. You all, that is not my way of doing things. I have never spent an hour in the kitchen on pie crusts!

cherry pie recipe

You don’t have to either. I have a secret weapon for you. It’s a crust that you make right on the pie plate and you just spread it out. No rolling, whatsoever! Well, you’ll have to roll out one of the crusts for the top. Here’s my link to this pie crust that I keep droning on and on about.

cherry pie recipe

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classic cherry pie recipe

Fresh Cherry Pie

Old Fashioned classic cherry pie dessert
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 177cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $15


  • 2 9 in. pie crust


  • 5 cups fresh cherries pitted
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup sugar plus 1 Tsp. sugar divided
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1&1/4 tsp. of cinnamon divided
  • 1 Tbsp. milk 2% or whole


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Use a refrigerated pie crust or Make 2 of the pie crust using the above link or use your favorite pie crust recipe
  • Press a pie crust into the bottom of a pie plate and crimp the edges
  • Place the cherries in a large bowl, and add the lemon juice plus almond extract
  • In another bowl, mix 1 cup of the sugar, the flour, and only 1 tsp. of the cinnamon
  • Add that mixture to the cherries, and toss to coat
  • Pour the filling into the pie crust
    cherry pie filling
  • Cut stars out of the second crust
    Classic Cherry Pie Recipe
  • Decorate the top with your cut out stars
    Classic Cherry Pie Recipe
  • Bake for about 40 min
  • Take the pie out, and brush it with the milk
    classic cherry pie recipe
  • Sprinkle the top with the cinnamon and sugar that is left over
  • Pop the pie back in the oven, and bake for about 10-15 more minutes or until the crust is golden brown, and the inside is bubbling
  • Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream


nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 177cal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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