Sweet and juicy Paleo cherry pie that’s easy to make and is also vegan! With a gluten free crust and cornstarch free filling, this cherry pie will wow any taster!

slice of vegan cherry pie on grey plate

It is truly cherry season, people, and I am here for it with this easy and delicious Paleo cherry pie!

I mean, what better way to celebrate cherries than with a cherry pie? I’m also pretty sure I’m going to have permanently stained pink hands from all of the cherries I’ve pitted already! I mean, there are worse things in the world!

close up of paleo cherry pie filling

But back to this pie…it’s insane. I’m talking juicy, sweet, flaky from the crust, and just downright delicious and yet…it’s undetectably healthy!

Yep, that’s right! This healthy cherry pie is completely Paleo, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and cornstarch free yet tastes anything but 😉

scoop of coconut ice cream on paleo cherry pie

Need to read it before you believe? Fine by me! Let’s walk through how to make the best Paleo cherry pie in the history of cherry pies!

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Paleo cherry pie ingredients

Pitted red sweet cherries: no frozen cherries here! This Paleo cherry pie is amazing because of the fresh cherries it uses. Making a healthy cherry pie filling is actually so easy and just tastes so much better than any store bought cherry pie filling! Now, I know that pitting cherries takes a while, which is why I recommend using this cherry pitter. Simple and easy to use, plus it saves a lot of time and cherry juiced stained hands! However, if you don’t want to use that, you can always just slice the cherries in half- the whole process will take about 20 minutes tops!

bowl of pitted red cherries

Arrowroot powder: my favorite ingredient to replace cornstarch! Arrowroot is a fantastic substitute for whenever you see cornstarch- I use it in everything from curries to puddings to pie! Check out this article on arrowroot powder to learn!

Vanilla extract: just a touch of vanilla extract mixed in to coat the pitted cherries yields the most divine flavor for your healthy cherry pie! I love that vanilla gives a sort of sweetness without adding any sugar so that the true flavors can shine. Your vegan cherry pie will be irresistible with this ingredient!

overhead of all the cherry pie slices

Cassava flour: my favorite gluten free flour, cassava is just the best because most of the time, it’s 1:1 for swapping out wheat flour. In this case, it certainly is! A cassava flour Paleo vegan pie crust yields the same results as a flaky regular crust, yet is Paleo, vegan, gluten free, and AIP friendly! I know that there are some people that cannot tolerate cassava though, so feel free to swap in my gluten free oat pie crust from my vegan cannoli cheesecake!

Chilled water: for the pie crust of course!

close up of slice of cherry pie

Vegan butter: now, you can use coconut oil or vegan butter here! I love using Miyoko’s vegan butter because it tastes just like standard butter and acts like it too. However, it is not nut free, so feel free to use coconut oil or a vegan butter that’s based with coconut oil for your gluten free cherry pie!

Maple Syrup: while there’s no added sugar to the healthy cherry pie filling, there’s just a touch in the pie crust!

close up of gluten free cherry pie

How to make a healthy cherry pie

Like all pies, there are three main steps to making this gluten free vegan cherry pie. First is preparing the pie crust, second is the cherry pie filling, and third is putting it all together!

Let’s first go over the pie crust, and then I’ll walk you through making a healthy cherry pie filling that will yield you the best Paleo cherry pie you’ll ever taste!

fully baked cherry pie

Making a Paleo vegan pie crust

I’m really thinking about doing a whole series on different pie crusts because if you haven’t noticed, I love pie (just check out my banana cream pie, key lime pie, blueberry pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, cannoli cheesecake– which is basically a pie- and more!).

ice cream eaten paleo vegan cherry pie

First start by whisking together the cassava flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Chop up your softened vegan butter and add that into the bowl.

Now, cut the butter into the flour using a fork or a pastry cutter until the dough looks a little bit like an oatmeal texture. Trust me on this one 😉

Next, add in your maple syrup and chilled water, then mix the pie dough until it’s a nice and sticky ball.

paleo vegan pie crust dough rolled out

Place the dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper and gently roll it out to the size you need it for your pie crust.

Place the pie dough into the fridge for 10 minutes (this pie crust hardens very fast) then remove it and drape it over your greased 9″ pie dish. Save a little of the dough to roll out for stars and such! Then roll out any remaining dough for your decorations on top (I like to use stars, but you can do really anything!

baked paleo vegan pie crust in dish

Place the pie crust and decorations back into the fridge and preheat your oven to 375F. When the oven is ready, place your pie crust (not the decorations!) into the oven for 15-20 minutes to blind bake (or pre-bake) the pie crust. As soon as the pie crust reaches that golden color, remove it and set the crust aside to cool.

Now let’s make the filling really quickly!

How to make a healthy cherry pie filling

So the filling of this vegan cherry pie is quite simple.

close up of bowl with pitted red cherries

In a large bowl, toss together the pitted and halved cherries, arrowroot powder, and vanilla extract.

That’s it! I told ya, so simple!

Now pour your healthy cherry pie filling into your pie crust (removed from the fridge) and place your decorations on top.

vegan cherry pie before it goes into the oven

Place your pie into the oven and there ya go- 55 minutes later, you have a beautifully decorated and absolutely delicious gluten free cherry pie!

paleo cherry pie with stars on top

Now, personally, I’m all about scooping a little coconut milk ice cream on top of this Paleo cherry pie.

I mean…how could you not?! Ice cream just makes everything better!

Bring this pie and a pint of your favorite ice cream to your next cookout, and everyone will go gaga for another slice!

slice of cherry pie with scoop of ice cream

They’ll be asking, “Where on earth did you buy this pie?!”

And you’ll be all like, “From my kitchen ;)” Ha!

Don’t look now, I might be out of a job! 😉 But seriously, this cherry pie is just- WOW. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it yourself!

scoop of coconut milk ice cream on top of healthy cherry pie

Let me know how it goes for you in the comments below, and as always, I can’t wait to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest!

Happy Baking and Cherry Pitting!

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paleo cherry pie with stars on top

Easy Paleo Cherry Pie {Vegan}

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 55
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking

Description

Sweet and juicy Paleo cherry pie that’s easy to make and is also vegan! With a gluten free crust and cornstarch free filling, this cherry pie will wow any taster!


Ingredients

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Paleo Vegan Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups cassava flour, *see note for subs
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 46 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Cherry Pie Filling:

  • 4 cups pitted red cherries
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together cassava flour, baking soda, and sea salt. 
  2. Add in chopped softened butter and using a fork, knead it into the flour to create a crumble.
  3. Add in maple syrup and water and knead until it’s a soft and stick dough.
  4. Place the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and gently roll out the dough.
  5. Place the dough in the fridge for 10 minutes and grease a 9″ pie dish with coconut or olive oil.
  6. Drape the chilled dough over the pie dish and press into the dish to make the pie crust. Save some dough for decoration!
  7. Roll out the remaining dough and cut into stars.
  8. Place the pie crust and stars back into the fridge and preheat the oven to 375F.
  9. While the pie crust is chilling and the oven is preheating, toss the cherries in a large bowl with the arrowroot powder and vanilla. Set aside.
  10. When the oven is preheated, poke some holes into the bottom of the pie crust and only place the pie crust (not the decorations) into the oven to blind bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and fill with the cherries. Add on the star shaped pie dough.
  12. Cover the pie with tinfoil and bake for 50-55 minutes at 375F. Check on the pie towards the 35 minute mark to see how your crust is holding up.
  13. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.

Keywords: cherry pie, Paleo, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free, fourth of july, summer

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