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Vegan Cherry Pie

This beautiful Vegan Cherry Pie is an all-year-round dessert with frozen fruit and homemade dairy-free pie crust.

Easy cherry pie in a pie plate with a slice removed.

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Whether you’re planning a holiday celebration or a casual family gathering, this vegan cherry pie is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The lattice topping is always beautiful, and it’s easy to create. Here’s a simple tutorial video to make a lattice pie crust.

Cherry pie is one of my favorites for Christmas, but it makes a great Thanksgiving dessert, too! Serve with a scoop of ice cream or some coconut whipped cream. You could even drizzle some chocolate syrup on top if you love that combination.

If you’re feeding a crowd, make some vegan pumpkin pie, too!

Ingredients for cherry pie with dairy-free butter, sugar, and cornstarch.

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Ingredients

In addition to a double batch of my vegan pie crust, you’ll need a short list of ingredients to fill this pie:

  • Cherries. I like using frozen cherries because it saves so much time. No pitting necessary! But you can use fresh if you’d like.
  • Vegan butter. I use Earth Balance buttery sticks. Dotting some butter on top of the filling helps to prevent it from bubbling over in the oven.
  • Sugar. Use organic sugar to make sure it’s vegan.
  • Non-dairy milk. Any vegan milk will work, including almond, soy, oat or coconut.
  • Cornstarch. This helps thicken the filling so the pie holds its shape when you slice it open. I like to use cornstarch as an egg substitute for many baking recipes.
  • Vanilla and almond extract. These flavors are an excellent match with cherries.
  • Lemon juice. A touch of acid brightens up your pie filling.

Instructions

Rolled out pie dough.

Prepare the pie dough according to these instructions. You may be able to find vegan pie dough at the store, but be aware that many contain lard.

Pie dough in a pie dish.

Line a pie dish with one half of the dough, and roll out the other half so it is ready after you make the filling. Put both the pie dish and other half of the dough into the fridge.

Vegan cherry pie filling cooking in a pot.

To make the filling, mix together the cherries, sugar, and cornstarch in a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the vanilla, almond extract, and lemon juice.

Pie filling in dough.

Pour the filling into the prepared pie dish.

Cherry pie with a lattice crust design ready to go in the oven.

Top with the other half of pie dough, I love making a lattice crust, but you can simply lay dough over top and cut slits for ventilation. Trim the excess dough.

Overhead shot of fruit pie with a golden brown crust.

Bake until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.

Substitutions & Swaps

  • Other fruit: If you like, you can make a mixture of cherries with other berries or sliced stone fruit. Here is my favorite vegan blueberry pie recipe.
  • Gluten-free vegan cherry pie: Feel free to use your favorite gluten-free pie crust recipe or a store-bought crust.
  • Spiced cherry pie: If you want to add a touch of warming spice, add a dash of cinnamon, cloves, and/or nutmeg.
Whole vegan cherry pie in a dish.

Storage

Store leftover cherry pie tightly wrapped in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can freeze the leftover pie, though the pie crust loses its flakiness when reheated. Freeze for up 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge, then bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.

Slice of vegan cherry pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

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Vegan Cherry Pie

Karissa Besaw
This lattice-topped vegan cherry pie is the perfect holiday dessert with frozen fruit and a homemade crust.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 328 kcal

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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare the pie dough according to this recipe's instructions for a double batch. Divide the dough in half and roll each halve out into a circle. Use one half to line a pie dish.
  • Trim off any excess and place the dish, as well as the other rolled out dough, in the fridge. Chilling the dough helps to keep your crust tender and flaky.
  • To make the filling, mix together the cherries, sugar, and cornstarch in a sauce pan.
  • Bring to a simmer on low heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the vanilla, almond extract, and lemon juice.
  • Pour the filling into the chilled pie crust. Dot the top of the filling with the cold butter cubes (this helps prevent the filling from bubbling over.)
  • Top with the other half of the pie crust. You can get creative and cut out shapes, make a lattice design, or simply slice some slits in the crust to let out steam.
  • Brush the crust with the non-dairy milk.
  • Place the pie in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Use a pie crust shield or aluminum foil to prevent the edges from burning.
  • Let the pie cool for at least 3 hours before slicing and serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 201mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 207IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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