Morello cherries recipe

Morello cherries recipe


Morello cherries are a delicious and sweet tart cherry variety, perfect for making pies, sauces, and jams.


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen Morello cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

Gather all of your ingredients and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

Step 2: Prepare the filling.

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the pitted Morello cherries, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt, butter, lemon juice, and water. Stir well to combine and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened and the cherries have softened. Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 3: Prepare the crust.

While the filling is cooling, it’s time to prepare the crust. You can use your favorite homemade crust recipe, or a store-bought crust. Roll out the crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork.

Step 4: Add the filling.

Once the filling has cooled, pour it into the prepared pie crust and spread it out evenly. If you’d like, you can add a lattice crust or cut out shapes with a cookie cutter to place on top of the filling. Brush the crust with egg wash or milk for a shiny finish.

Step 5: Bake the pie.

Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. If the edges of the crust are browning too quickly, cover them with foil or a pie crust shield.

Step 6: Cool and serve.

Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for 1-2 hours before serving. Cut and serve the pie while it’s still warm, or store it in the refrigerator for later. Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for an extra delicious treat!


This Morello cherry pie recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends. With a delicious tart-sweet filling and flaky crust, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion. Give it a try, and enjoy the rich and indulgent flavors of morello cherries.

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