Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This was first introduced to my son by his girlfriend Elizabeth on their first dinner date. My son TJ made the Spaghetti dinner and Elizabeth made the pie. I had a piece of this pie the next day and it is wonderful. I hope you enjoy this as much as my son and I have.
- 1⁄4 cup corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon margarine or 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 cups kelloggs COCOA KRISPIES® cereal
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 1⁄3 cups sweetened condensed milk
- 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 1 (32 ounce) canprepared cherry pie filling
- Combine corn syrup, sugar and margarine in 2 quart saucepan.
- Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until mixture begins to bubble.
- Remove from heat.
- Add Cocoa Krispies; stir until well coated.
- Press mixture evenly and firmly around sides and in bottom of buttered 9 inch pie pan to form crust.
- Place cream cheese in mixing bowl; beat until fluffy.
- Gradually add sweetened condensed milk; mix thoroughly.
- Stir in lemon juice and vanilla.
- Pour into chilled pie crust.
- Refrigerate 1 hour; spread cherry pie filling evenly over cream cheese filling.
- Return to refrigerator about 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled.
- Cut into wedges to serve.
This is a great pie. The crust is new to me and I just had to give it a try. The filling for the pie is a very, very old recipe and as far as I know orginated from a pie called "Cherry O Cream Pie". If you check on Zaar, it's #230150. I have probably been making this for 40 years. The only problem I had with the crust is that if it's not served and eaten within the first few hours after adding the filling, the crust gets a little soft and is hard to cut into nice pieces. But my grandkids loved the "cocoa krispies"! I might also mention that almost any pie filling is good spread on top -- so if cherries aren't your "cup of tea" -- pick another fruit. I've also made these as parfaits. In place of the "crust", I've used granola or even nuts -- then topping it off with a little whipped cream. The filling in this pie is really very creamy, rich and so, so good. Whatever you do, do NOT omit the lemon juice. I'm glad I stumbled on this recipe because I had almost forgotten about the old recipe I had.