This Cherry Cheese Pie dessert is made every year at my house for Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and any major occasion. This pie has a creamy lemon kissed filling on a homemade graham cracker crust topped with cherries.

Cherry Cheese Pie

CHERRY CHEESE PIE

This pie screams TRADITION. Imagine Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof shimmying and singing “Tradition”. That kind of tradition.
 
From as long as I can remember, my family has made this pie for Thanksgiving. Most times we bypass the plates. And the guys don’t appreciate it so we hide it. Then us Larson girls just grab a fork and minutes later…GONE.
 
Cherry Cheese Pie
 
It’s not gourmet. I don’t even like cherries so I scrape them off. Oh, but it’s so delicious. It takes me right back to my mom’s kitchen.
 
homemade graham cracker crust
 
Make it with a homemade graham cracker crust to take it to the next level.
 
cream cheese layer
 
You may have a few lumps in the cream cheese layer. Don’t worry. They will go away as it chills.
 
Cherry Cheese Pie
 
It’s important to let the pie chill for a couple of hours to firm up.

PRO TIP:

If I’m in a hurry, I place the whole can of cherries in the fridge to chill while the creamy layer is chilling. No one likes warm cherries!

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Cherry Cheese Pie

This Cherry Cheese Pie dessert is made every year at my house for Thanksgiving. This pie has a creamy lemon kissed filling on a homemade graham cracker crust topped with cherries.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 oz package) cream cheese, softened.
  • 1 (14 oz can) Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 ounce) graham cracker crust
  • 1 (21 oz can) cherry pie filling

Instructions

  1. In large mixing bowl , beat cream cheese until fluffy. If your cream cheese isn't soft enough you will get lumps. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla until WELL combined. This is important so that it is combined enough and will firm up.

  2. Pour into graham cracker crust and chill at least 3 hours. Pour on cherries (you might not need all of them) and chill before serving.

Recipe Notes

Source: my mom Jeanine Larson

Cherry Cheese Pie