Delicious Tart Cherry Crumble Pie Recipe

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baked tart cherry crumb pie

Tart Cherry Crumble Pie

This cherry crumble pie is so good and yummy.  We used our pie crust recipe and some delicious tart Michigan cherries we froze to use throughout the year.

This is a perfect dessert to take with you to a party, or make just because you love cherries.

We love to have a cherry, pumpkin and apple pie during the holidays. (and sometimes just because a pumpkin roll)

frozen cherries
Adding corn starch or flour to the cherries will help the juice thicken, making a delicious pie.
crumb pie topping
how to make crumb pie

Tart Cherry Pie Tips

  • If you are using a store bought pie crust, reduce the amount of cherries by 1 cup
  • I prefer using a homemade pie crust in a Pyrex deep dish to hold the pie with less leaking.
  • Use a baking sheet under your pie while cooking as it will leak out and cause a mess in your oven if you don’t.
  • Use a spatula to separate the pie tin from the baking sheet before it cools.
  • You can also use a baking rack instead so it doesn’t have a flat surface to cook on.
  • Instead of cutting the butter by hand, use a food processor, it goes quicker.
  • You can also use a cheese grater to cut the butter into pieces.
  • If you love this, you just might also enjoy cherry cobbler.

unbaked cherry crumb

baked tart cherry crumb pie
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How To Make Cherry Crumble Pie

Looking for a delcious cherry pie, you need to try making a crumble pie.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 pieces
Author: Regina Sober


Cherry Pie

  • 1 deep dish pie crust
  • 48 ounces frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch

Crumb Topping

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 stick cold salted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Pie Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Roll your pie crust out and place into your pie pan. (or just get your store bought crust out of the fridge)
  • In a bowl, mix the corn starch and sugar together.
  • Add the sugar mix over your cherries and coat well.
  • Place the cup of frozen cherries at the bottom of your pan.

Crumble Topping Instructions

  • In a food processor (or bowl), mix the flour and sugar together.
  • Add the butter and cut the butter in with a pastry blender.
  • Give up because it's too hard to incorporate and put it in the food processor or get the hand mixer out.
  • Sprinkle topping on top of the cherries until covered.
  • Place the pie onto a backing sheet and then place into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • When the crumb topping starts to turn brown, turn the oven down to 350.
  • Bake for an additional 40-45 minutes or until the pie filling starts to bubble.


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If you like cherry pie, you may want to try our apple pie recipe.
Simple tart cherry crumble pie. The fresh cherries and the sweetness added with the crumble, make it a perfect blend of tart and sweet.

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  1. Are the flour and corn starch reversed in the ingredients? You have flour in the cherry mix and corn starch in the crumble. I think these are reversed but I’m not sure how much of each to add when I fix that mix up?

  2. This recipe looks wonderful, can’t wait to try it~ I love anything with cherries~Lynn

  3. Mmmmmm!!! That looks sooooooo good! I know my kids will kill for just a bite of that scrummy pie!

  4. This looks yummy. I love cherry, my family loves apples, I can probably substitues apple filling instead of the cherry filling.

  5. I’m always looking for recipes that can be made with ease and have a minimal amount of ingredients. this is perfect.Thanks!

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