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How do I make cherry pie filling from fresh cherries and can I freeze it?

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phoebebouffet Wed 23-Jul-08 15:00:10

They are going cheap in the co-op and we are going away for the weekend so it wont get eaten if I make it and then can't freeze it...Ta in advance everyone!

pinkspottywellies Wed 23-Jul-08 21:28:03

Never tried it but I imagine you would simmer them with a little water and some sugar until it's looks about right!! Then yes definitely could freeze it.

daffodill6 Wed 23-Jul-08 21:33:42

Agree with psw - same as rhubarb, plums etc. May need to experiment with the sugar as per your familys liking

phoebebouffet Thu 24-Jul-08 10:00:32

Thanks you two, hope they still have some today!

meridian Thu 24-Jul-08 12:58:29

you need cornstarch to bind it together. thicken it. otherwise you will just have a thinner cherry sauce with big bits of cherry in it...

MrsBadger Thu 24-Jul-08 13:05:10

depends how much you cook it - if you don't add much water it will reduces and thicken the longer you cook it. A spoonful of cornflour will work if it's too runny though.

If you want to put it in pie for cutting thus it obv needs to be thicker than a top-crust only pie or a crumble.

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