Cherry Swirls Recipe with Butter, Sugar and Cinnamon

Cherry swirls

Cherry Swirls Recipe with Butter, Sugar and Cinnamon
Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes | Servings: 30


Cherry swirls
Cherry swirls

Cherry swirls are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. These sweet treats are made with cherry pie filling wrapped in a flaky pie dough, creating a delightful swirl pattern that is as beautiful as it is tasty.


Cherry swirls have been a popular dessert for many years, with variations of the recipe appearing in cookbooks and kitchens around the world. The combination of sweet cherry filling and buttery pie dough has always been a winning combination, making these swirls a favorite among both home cooks and professional bakers.


How to prepare

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. 2. Prepare the pie dough according to the package directions.
  3. 3. Roll out half of the dough into a rectangular shape with the thickness of a pie crust.
  4. 4. Thinly spread half of the butter or margarine onto the dough, or dot it on.
  5. 5. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  6. 6. Sprinkle half of the sugar-cinnamon mixture over the top of the dough.
  7. 7. Place less than half of the cherry pie filling in a row on the dough, then roll the dough around the cherries.
  8. 8. Cut the rolled dough into slices about the width of a cherry.
  9. 9. Put the slices on a lightly greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  10. 10. If a swirl is missing a cherry, add one before baking.
  11. 11. You may also wish to spread a little extra sauce from the pie filling on top of the swirls, but you'll still probably have a little leftover filling.
  12. 12. Repeat the process with the remaining pie dough and other ingredients.
  13. 13. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until slightly browned.
  14. 14. This recipe makes approximately 30 swirls.
  15. 15. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 70 calories, 3 g fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrates, 47 mg sodium, 38% calories from fat.


  • Try using different flavors of pie filling, such as blueberry or apple, for a unique twist on this recipe.
  • Add a sprinkle of chopped nuts or a drizzle of icing on top of the swirls for added flavor and texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to roll out the pie dough to the correct thickness to ensure that the swirls bake evenly.

- Be sure to evenly distribute the cherry pie filling and sugar-cinnamon mixture to ensure that each swirl is filled with delicious flavor.

- If you prefer a sweeter swirl, you can sprinkle a little extra sugar on top before baking.

- Feel free to get creative with the presentation of your swirls by arranging them in a decorative pattern on the baking sheet.

Serving Suggestions

Cherry swirls are best enjoyed warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making perfect cherry swirls is to roll out the pie dough evenly and make sure to distribute the filling and sugar-cinnamon mixture evenly before rolling and slicing the dough.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you prefer, you can use homemade pie dough instead of a store-bought mix. You can also use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cherry swirls ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator before baking. Simply cover the swirls with plastic wrap and bake when ready to enjoy.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the cherry swirls on a decorative platter or serving tray for a beautiful presentation. You can also dust the swirls with powdered sugar before serving for an extra touch of sweetness.

Pairing Recommendations

Cherry swirls pair well with a cup of hot coffee or tea for a delightful afternoon treat. They also make a great dessert option for a dinner party or special occasion.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover cherry swirls in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply place the swirls in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for a few minutes until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of cherry swirls contains approximately 70 calories.


Each serving of cherry swirls contains approximately 11 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of cherry swirls contains approximately 3 grams of fat.


Each serving of cherry swirls does not contain a significant amount of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cherry swirls are not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


Cherry swirls may contain allergens such as wheat and dairy.


Cherry swirls are a delicious dessert option that is relatively low in calories and fat. However, they should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Cherry swirls are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With a flaky pie dough and sweet cherry filling, these swirls are sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy them warm with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a truly decadent treat.

How did I get this recipe?

I recall the feeling of curiosity that overcame me when I found this recipe for cherry swirls. It was nestled in the back of an old cookbook that belonged to my great-grandmother, passed down through the generations. The pages were yellowed with age and the writing was faded, but the recipe for cherry swirls stood out to me like a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered.

As a young girl, I loved spending time in the kitchen with my grandmother, watching her cook and bake with such grace and skill. She always seemed to know just the right ingredients to use and the perfect amount of each. I would sit at the kitchen table, mesmerized by her movements as she measured, mixed, and kneaded the dough.

One day, as I was flipping through the pages of the old cookbook, I came across the recipe for cherry swirls. My eyes widened with excitement as I read through the ingredients and instructions. I had never heard of cherry swirls before, but something about the combination of sweet cherries and flaky pastry intrigued me.

I immediately went to my grandmother and showed her the recipe. She smiled at me and told me that cherry swirls were a special treat that her mother used to make for her when she was a little girl. She explained that the recipe had been passed down through the family for generations and that it was a cherished tradition.

With my grandmother's guidance, we set out to make the cherry swirls together. We gathered the ingredients and began to work, following the instructions carefully. The kitchen was filled with the sweet aroma of cherries and butter as we rolled out the dough and spread the cherry filling on top.

As we worked, my grandmother shared stories with me about her own childhood and the memories she had of baking with her mother. She told me about the laughter and love that filled their kitchen as they worked together to create delicious treats for the family.

Finally, the cherry swirls were ready to be baked. We placed them in the oven and watched as they rose and turned a golden brown. The smell was irresistible, and my mouth watered in anticipation of tasting the finished product.

When the cherry swirls were finally done, we took them out of the oven and let them cool on a wire rack. My grandmother cut them into slices, revealing the beautiful swirls of cherry filling inside the flaky pastry. I took a bite and was instantly transported back in time to my great-grandmother's kitchen, surrounded by family and love.

From that day on, cherry swirls became a staple in our household. Whenever we wanted to celebrate a special occasion or simply indulge in a sweet treat, my grandmother and I would head to the kitchen to make a batch of cherry swirls together. The recipe became a symbol of our shared love of cooking and baking, a tradition that we passed down to future generations.

Now, as I look back on those memories with fondness, I realize how much I learned from my grandmother and the recipes she shared with me. The cherry swirls will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the love and connection that food can bring to a family. And I am grateful for the time I spent in the kitchen with my grandmother, learning from her wisdom and creating delicious memories that will last a lifetime.


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