Holiday Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

"Easy yummy dessert. Make your own cherry mix if you want but sometimes it's nice to take a shortcut. I use E.D. Smith pie filling. This is another no fail recipe."
photo by CA.TN photo by CA.TN
photo by CA.TN
Ready In:
24hrs 15mins




  • Whip cream cheese with sugar until fluffy.
  • Blend in vanilla.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Blend thoroughly.
  • Spoon into pie shell.
  • Spread cherries over the top.
  • Refrigerate over night, covered.

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  1. I like easy and good. I bought the pie shell and used Cool Whip. Came together real fast and looked great. The out of town guests loved it.
  2. Extremely easy to make and takes almost no time. We should've made two; the first one didn't last long. Next time we will also try one with blueberry topping. Good recipe.
  3. Very easy, great taste. Next time, I will use prepared graham cracker crust.
  4. I used a purchased graham cracker crust and I went ahead and mixed in the cherry pie filling with the cream cheese mix before chilling. Plus, I just used Cool Whip rather than making my own whipped cream. This is one of those classic never-fail recipes and it's so easy!
  5. A great simple dessert. I love that it uses a deep dish pie shell( I keep them in my freezer) and that you can use canned cherry pie filling. I throw this together in the morning for dessert is the evening, or the day before a party :) Thanks for posting!


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