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Upside Down Cherry Pie

Upside down cherry pie is what we call it, but it’s delicious whatever you call it! NO pie crust necessary on the bottom, just pour the batter right over the top and bake. Super easy cherry pie filling dessert!

upside down cherry pie

So I had a can of cherry pie filling in the pantry and figured I could come up with something yummy using it, that’s how this upside down cherry pie came about. It’s a fun cherry filling dessert that surprises you because you put the cherries on top, but after baking they end up on the bottom. It is sweet enough all by itself or top with vanilla ice cream for a sweeter treat. It is really good! 😉 (originally published 11/16, affiliate links present)

Upside Down Pie

You may have made a pineapple upside down cake, because that is “normal”, but you can use so many other type of fruits.

  • That’s what I decided to call it anyway because when you serve it the cherries end up on the bottom and it has a sort of cake like consistency on top.

Slap it in a pie dish and we’ll just call it an upside down cherry pie shall we. lol.

That’s just how I roll…”let’s just figure it out using what we already have in the cupboards shall we” kinda’ gal. 😉 I found this basic recipe and adapted it from there according to what I had on hand.

pie filling

The batter went on the bottom (spray it first), then after boiling the cherry pie filling mixture for a bit on the stovetop I poured that on top.

I was surprised when it was baking that the cherries fell to the bottom but it came out really nicely with a bit of the filling peeking thru with a light brown color. No frosting needed (but I did add some to try it out, either way is good) Here’s the recipe.

Upside down cherry pie

  1. All purpose flour
  2. Sugar
  3. Milk
  4. Vanilla
  5. Pie filling

I just melted a tub of frosting that was already made to top it. You can also whip together one tub of marshmallow creme with softened cream cheese. Pipe that over the top like we used in our cherry cheesecake monkey bread and that is great.


Cherry Upside Down Pie

I do have a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post to refer to. Here is a quick step by step of how this is done. I mean so simple you will be sad you didn’t think of this sooner. If you have a holiday coming up or guests coming over it is cheap enough to make a few.

Blueberry upside down pie, mixed berry, apple, use all the flavors to offer everyone choices. 😉

  • Mix your ingredients together in a bowl and stir. Pour into a greased pie pan, or you can pour over pie crust to get it nicely browned more than on the bottom.
  • Pour cherry mixture into pie pan and bake at 350 for about 36 min. or until it is light brown on top. 
  • It will flip over on it’s own with the fruit sinking to the bottom, that is fun!

Serve with a bit of powdered sugar sprinkled over the top, with ice cream on top or and a bit of water with confectioners sugar until desired consistency to create a glaze/frosting to pour on top.


Upside Down Apple Pie

It’s a great cherry pie filling dessert to make that literally took me about 15 min. to prep it and then threw it in the oven to bake. Want to use another fruit? You totally can. Make our homemade apple pie filling and use that instead too!

Perfect to keep on hand when guests come over and you want a warm dessert, and super cheap to make too (but nobody will know that). Looks pretty too.

  • You could easily use apple or blueberry pie filling too and make a bunch of different upside down pie varieties! Let us know how yours turns out!

If you love this upside down cherry pie recipe you should try our easy banana bread pudding and dessert egg rolls too!

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Upside Down Cherry Pie

Upside down cherry pie is what we call it, but it’s delicious whatever you call it! Super easy cherry pie filling dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry pie, dessert, easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 353kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix pie crust ingredients together.
  • Pour cherry mixture into pie pan and pour pie crust over the top bake in a preheated oven at 350 for about 36 min. or until it is light browned on top. 
Nutrition Facts
Upside Down Cherry Pie
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 330mg9%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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