Upside down cherry pie is what we call it, but it’s delicious whatever you call it! Super easy cherry pie filling dessert!
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)
- 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.
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
- Baking powder
- Pie filling
I just melted a tub of frosting that was already made to top it.
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.
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!
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Upside down cherry pie
- Mix sugar, flour, and baking soda, then add milk and stir. Pour into greased pie pan.
- Boil canned pie filling and melted butter on stove. I added 2 tbsp. sugar but that could be omitted if you’re keeping on the less sweet side.
- Pour cherry mixture into pie pan and bake at 350 for about 25-30 min. or until it is light brown on top.
- Serve or add powdered sugar and a bit of water until desired consistency to create a glaze/frosting to pour on top.