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Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

My mother made this pie often, and I made it today because I was thinking of her. Unlike me, she seldom used a written recipe for anything she made. She relied on her memory for ingredients and directions, and that usually worked for her. In her later years, though, I remember one occasion when she served a pie that looked different from her usual. When asked what kind of new pie she had made, she told us it was the same Cherry Cream Cheese pie she had made lots of times. Oops, she got the ingredients right, but she got a little mixed up and put the cherry pie topping in first and the cream cheese filling on top. Needless to say, we all got a laugh out of the "new pie," but it was just as good as ever, even upside down. When I remembered Mother and her Cherry Cream Cheese Pie today, I thought it was time to get the recipe written down before I, too, forget which part goes on top.







Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling, chilled

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk, beating until smooth. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour filling into prepared crust. Chill for about 4 hours or until set, then top with cherry pie filling.




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5 comments:

  1. Looooove! I am crazy about cream cheese...and cherry pie filling is such an awesome topper. How wonderful to carry down those traditions from your mama. Pinning!

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    1. Hi Marsha, This recipe is so simple, but soooo good! Since Mother has been gone, it has become even more important to me to get all her favorite recipes recorded. It's just one more way of remembering.

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  2. I've been making this recipe for so many years, Anita. My youngest son has wanted this pie for every birthday since he was little. It's a family favorite, for sure!

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    1. Kitty, we love this pie too. I have also made this same recipe and changed the topping to a can of blueberry pie filling, very delicious as well.

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  3. It looks so joicy and delicious, I wish I could grab a slice from your picture :)

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