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Homemade cherry pie filling 
 
Jul. 7, 2010 9:01 am 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2010 5:44 am
Hey remember that cherry tree I mentioned in a previous post? Well, I told you I went picking and gathered 4.5 pounds of loveliness. :) I turned all of those into cherry pie filling and am so excited about the prospect of using them this fall and winter! It tastes delicious and it was a big milestone for me, my first time canning! 

I bought a box of 12 pint sized canning jars and was able to get 9 pints of cherry pie filling made. I did use one of the jars of filling to make a cherry-chocolate adaptation of the blackberry pie squares, which I haven't had time to post yet. That will come soon :) 


After washing out that one jar and grabbing the remaining three empties, I made these fun 4th of July luminaries to display for the holiday! Such fun, I love luminaries!

If you would like to get the homemade cherry pie filling recipe, visit Amanda's Cookin'. :) 
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Jul. 7, 2010 9:53 am
It looks wonderful! How nice you can use your own cherries. Last year I bought some jars and I was going to make some organic strawberry preserves, but haven't done yet. For some reason, canning intimidates me. Your cherry pitter is really handy! Thanks!
 
Jul. 7, 2010 10:35 am
Yummy! Looks great! I can almost smell and taste a fresh cherry pie....
 
Jul. 7, 2010 11:26 am
OH How great do those jars look! I am truly impressed with your many talents. SOOO cute:) BTW, I made the blackberry coffee cake and it was OUTSTANDINGLY GOOD! Full of fruit and I also added a bit of cinnamon to the batter. Nice with coffee on these cold July mornings! YES, I live in SO. Cal! hard to believe! LOL Thanx again for the recipe:) Love, Patty
 
Jul. 7, 2010 11:28 am
Sorry, I will be over for a jar of those scrumptious looking cherries just as soon as I can grow wings! hahahaha And they were FREE! The Best part of the whole story!!!!
 
Jul. 7, 2010 3:10 pm
Aren't those lovely? Your empty jars are very creative.. are you by chance related to Martha Stewart?? LOL So cute.. my husband and I like warmed cherry pie filling on a slice of angel food cake or a biscuit for shortcake.. only with yummy pie filling.
 
Jul. 7, 2010 5:30 pm
Hope you'll be entering those beautiful jars of Cherry goodness in the County Fair!
 
Jul. 8, 2010 5:44 am
F&H Mom - I totally understand, i found it very intimidating as well! This was my first time and i feel so much better about it now :) Ann - Thank you! Patty - you are always such a wonderful boost to my ego girl! LOL I am SO glad you enjoyed that blackberry yumminess, I made it with some cherries to o and still need to post that! Belles - Ha! Not related to martha no, LOL, but definitely admire her work :) Candice - I actually never thought of that! ;)
 
 
 
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I love baking, especially cookies and cakes. :) I love cooking too, but I like to experiment, which can occasionally mean take out! ;)
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I grew up in the convenience food era. My parents were divorced and I was a latch key kid. There weren't a whole lot of home cooked meals in my childhood, but lots of packaged and frozen goods. I try to make dinner every night for my family, though sometimes it's take out due to sports activities, etc. I'm envious of those that have their grandmother's recipes, I don't have anything like that.
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i've created a few recipes of my own, one I even won a contest for :) I love experimenting and finding new ways to combine flavors. I feel triumphant every time I bring something to my neighbors, they always give me rave reviews!
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I try to prepare whatever I can early in the day, so that the hectic afternoon is less... well, hectic! I tend to be pretty frugal, so I'm always pantry diving. I also menu plan every week, it saves me from A) running to the store in the middle of the week and B) getting take out.
 
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