Happy Holidays to my friends at The 36th AVENUE! I just LOVE this time of year… It makes me want to do some fill-the-kitchen-with-wonderful-aromas baking (okay… I love to do that all year long) but especially at the Holidays 🙂

Semi Homemade Cherry Pie is a decadent dessert any time of year but at the Holidays it’s hard to beat!

You’re family and friends will be SO impressed… 
You’ll love how simple it is to make AND that’s a win-win in my book!

Delicious and Super Easy Cherry Pie by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Semi Homemade Cherry Pie Recipe

Semi Homemade Cherry Pie
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Serves: 8
  • Filling:
  • 2 (12oz) packages frozen sweet cherries
  • ½ C cherry juice, reserved
  • 5 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ¾- 1 C sugar (depending on how sweet you like)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • Topping:
  • ½ C oats
  • ½ C flour
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C white sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 5 Tbsp butter, cold and cut into ¼ inch cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Filling:
  3. Combine reserved cherry juice and cornstarch in a small bowl, stir until smooth.
  4. Pour cherries into medium sauce pan, cut each cherry in half.
  5. Over medium high heat, add sugar and lemon juice to cherry halves.
  6. Bring to a boil, add cornstarch slurry, and boil for 3 minutes to clear the starch.
  7. Remove from heat and cool.
  8. Topping:
  9. In a medium mixing bowl combine oats, flour, sugars, and cinnamon; mix to combine.
  10. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until pea sized.
  11. Add vanilla; stir.
  12. Assemble pie by placing pre-made pie crust into 9 inch pie pan, crimp edges or shape into a ruffle (like photo).
  13. Pour filling into crust and evenly spread topping mixture on pie filling.
  14. Bake 45-50 minutes. Check at 25-30 minutes and cover crust with foil if getting too dark.


Delicious and Super Easy Cherry Pie by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Semi Homemade Cherry Pie is the perfect combination of homemade taste without the mess and time of making a pie crust!

Just to make your mouths water a little bit more- here a couple of other recipes to enjoy…

Egg Nog Bundt Cake with Egg Nog Frosting by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Egg Nog Bundt Cake with Egg Nog Frosting

Candy Cane Fudge by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Candy Cane Fudge

Creme de Mint Pie and Thanksgiving Faves by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Creme de Mint Pie

I hope each of your Holidays are Merry and Bright! Oh, and filled with lots of delicious baking too.

Thank you so much for having me visit each month. I just love Desiree… she’s amazing, as you already know 🙂

Happy Baking!

Ruthie the36thavenue.com



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