January 03, 2019

Cherry Filling - Homemade for various desserts, rolls, ice cream topping, etc.

Wanting to use up some fresh cherries we had, I made this homemade basic cherry filling which I used in some low carb cherry filled cinnamon rolls.  The filling works for anything you need a cherry filling for.

12-16 oz. fresh (or frozen) cherries
1/4 sugar or sweetener
3 T corn starch
1/2 c water
1/4 c wine or diet cola or even just more water
1/4 t cinnamon

If using fresh cherries, pit them.  In a saucepan place all the other ingredients and stir until the cornstarch is dissolved.  Add the cherries.  Cook and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for about 7-8 minutes to thicken the sauce.  Use however you wish.

If you have to pit your own fresh cherries this might be helpful;  some related products available through Amazon;

This is one I bought from Amazon myself and a couple other options if you decide this isn't the style you care for.

MSC International Joie Blossom Cherry Pitter, 4"

There are a number of other styles!  I went for 'affordability' when I ordered mine as last second impulse buy on an order I was placing anyway.  But I may invest in another one in the future (because I have 2 daughters and a son that will be VERY happy to take any of 'extras' off my hands!)

2 PCS Portable Cherry Pitter Tool Remover - Green
Obecome Cherry Pitter - 6 Cherries
OXO Good Grips Cherry and Olive Pitter, Red
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