My easy cherry cream cheese pie recipe includes a deliciously creamy and sweet cream cheese filling in a graham cracker crust with cherry pie filling on top. It melts in your mouth and has you coming back for more!
This rich creamy cherry cheese pie is perfect for any holiday or special occasion. I especially love to make it around the summer holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. It’s so easy to make that I’ll bet you’ll be coming up with things to celebrate to enjoy a slice! So, what do you need to make cherry pie? A graham cracker crust, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, vanilla, and cherry pie filling. Yes, this cherry cream cheese pie gives you the best of both cherry cheesecake and cherry pie. But the filling is even creamier. You’re going to love it.
The instructions are as simple as mixing the cream cheese filling, pouring it into the pie crust, chilling it for several hours, and then topping it with the cherry pie filling. Oh yeah, did I mention this was a no-bake cherry pie? I tell ya, this recipe truly ticks all of the boxes!
Plus, you can adapt it to suit you. You can use any flavor of pie filling or even top it with fresh cherries or blueberries. Enjoy the flavorful filling that will keep friends and family coming back for more. Opening the refrigerator and finding cherry cream cheese pie looking back at you sure is a beautiful sight.
I’d recommend watching our quick Youtube tutorial before starting to give you a little sense of direction in where this recipe is taking you. 🙂
Alright now let’s get started!!
- Softened cream cheese (visit this post to learn how easy it is to make cream cheese at home).
- Lemon juice
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Graham cracker crust
- Canned cherry pie filling
How to Make Cherry Cream Cheese Pie
Place your softened cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and add your sweetened condensed milk.
Add in your lemon juice and vanilla.
with a hand mixer until smooth.
Spread that cheesecake filling into the pie crust.
Cover with and put it in the refrigerator for several hours.
I also refrigerate my canned cherry pie filling at this time as well. I just stick the whole unopened can in there.
After several hours, top the with your favorite pie filling.
Oh my. Look how pretty that pie is!
Return this to the refrigerator to firm up some more until ready to serve. I love using this pie server! The edging makes it so much easier to serve up!
Look at this photo…
Isn’t it time you made this pie for someone you love?
Store leftover pie in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. But please note that the pie filling will eventually bleed into the cheesecake layer the longer it sits in the fridge. It’ll still taste good, it just won’t look as pretty!
- This is a soft pie. It won’t get firm so keep it in the refrigerator and serve cold. Some readers have also mentioned that you can also double the cream cheese to keep it from being runny.
- As mentioned, you can use any type of canned pie filling (I personally recommend blueberry). You can also omit the topping and instead just arrange fresh fruit on top of the cream cheese pie before serving.
- If you’d prefer to make a homemade pie crust, here’s my easy homemade pie shell recipe.
- On the other hand, if you want to make a homemade cherry pie filling, check out this post that uses frozen cherries.
How do you avoid a lumpy cream cheese filling?
The key is to soften the cream cheese at room temperature before mixing.
Can you make cherry cream cheese pie in advance?
Absolutely! Because it needs time to chill, you can easily make your cream cheese pie up to 3 days ahead of time. However, I’d add the canned pie filling a few hours before serving. Otherwise, it’ll bleed into the cream cheese layer.
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Easy Crescent Cherry Cream Cheese Cobbler
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 store-bought graham cracker crust
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- Make sure the cream cheese is softened at room temperature to prevent the pie from being lumpy.1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- In a large bowl, place cream cheese, condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla. Mix until creamy and smooth.1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, 1/3 cup lemon juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spread the cream cheese mixture into the pie crust, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for several hours.1 store-bought graham cracker crust
- Top the chilled pie with the chilled canned pie filling and return it to the refrigerator until completely chilled. Serve cold.1 can cherry pie filling
Every year for my husband birthday this is the “cake” he asks for. It is what his mother made him. It’s so easy to make and so good that Im happy to do. This time I added the 2 pk of cream cheese because its been runny the previous years, and every year I say I will remember to remedy that next year. Fingers crossed that this does the trick.
I’m so glad you both enjoy it!
Did the doubling of the cream cheese work to make the batter stiffer?
VERY IMPORTANT TIP: In order for this pie not to turn out soupy, you must ONLY BEAT THE CREAM CHEESE with the beaters until creamy. Mix everything else in by hand with a spoon or spatula. The instructions need to be modified or others may have a problem as well. The pie is very good, it is the same exact recipe used by many chefs, so it’s not new.
This was my mother’s go to dessert in the 60’s. She used 2 packages of cream cheese because it’s just too soft and won’t set up with just 1 package of cream cheese. She also tripled the recipe and made 3 pies each time so there would be plenty for my 5 brothers! Thanks for the happy trip down memory lane. I miss her so much, we all do.
So glad this brought back such fond memories! Thank you so much for your beautiful comment and rating.
My Mom’s go to also. A great dessert!
I made this for my husband because we have been looking for a recipe like his mom had. She passed when he was 15 and he’s been trying for years to find something that closely resembles her recipe. Not only did this taste amazing, but he told me it tasted just like hers. When I make it again I will add a bit more cream cheese to help it firm up more.
This truly makes me smile :). So glad he loves it. Thank you for commenting!