Easy Cherry Cheese Cake Pie
If you are looking for a classic dessert that is easy to make on a busy summer day, look no further. This easy cherry cheese cake pie fits the bill! Made with a graham crust and a cream cheese and whipping cream filling, topped with a canned cherry pie filling, this is a flavor and recipe that dates back. You don't need to fuss making the pie filling from scratch although if you have a cherry tree and want to, you certainly could! Cheesecakes are a very popular dessert with various methods of preparation. These no-bake recipes are often favored in the summertime when you don't want to turn on the oven for long periods of time and heat up the house. Although this recipe has you baking the crust, you could opt for a ready-made graham crust as well.
The recipe comes to us from the Grandmothers Kitchen website. This is a super resource for recipes. The site has over a hundred cheesecake recipes alone so you are bound to find a recipe in there that will suit your needs. This would be a perfect pie to pack into a cooler and bring along to a family picnic. Refreshing and light, it'll be appreciated by all. Just click on the link below to find the recipe at Grandmothers Kitchen website.
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
1 can cherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 350F.
Have ready a pie plate.
In a mixing bowl combine the graham crackers, butter and sugar using a wooden spoon. Transfer to the pieplate and use your fingertips to press down onto the bottom and sides.
Reserve 1/4 cup of the crumbs and place them into a small oven proof dish.
Place the pie crust and bowl of extra crumbs into the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove and place onto a cooling rack. The crust must be cooled completely before you add the filling.
Set the extra crumbs aside to cool as well. These will be used later to sprinkle on top of the pie.
Place a glass or metal mixing bowl into the freezer to chill for 10 minutes. You will use this one for the whipping cream later.
Place the cream cheese into another mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, beat until creamy. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla and beat to combine.
Take the chilled bowl from the freezer, pour in the heavy cream and whip until soft peaks form.
Add the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and mix in.
Transfer into the cooled pie crust and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Remove and spread the canned cherry pie filling on top.
Sprinkle the extra graham crumbs on top.
Keep the pie refrigerated until you serve and if there is any leftovers, cover and keep refrigerated.
Nutrition Facts for: Easy Cherry Cheese Cake Pie From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Graham crackers, butter, granulated sugar, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, heavy cream, cherry pie filling.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 434, Calories from Fat 206, Total Fat 22.9g 35%, Saturated Fat 13.6g 68%, Cholesterol 67mg 22%, Sodium 240mg 10%, Potassium 150mg 4%, Carbohydrates 54.4g 18%, Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%, Sugars 24.2g, Protein 3.9g, Vitamin A 19%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 5%,Iron 6%
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