Recipe by EAGLE BRAND®
"Cherry pie filling tops a chilled, creamy cheesecake."
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1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can
EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
(8- or 9-inch) baked pie shell or graham cracker crumb crust
1 (21 ounce) can
cherry pie filling, chilled
I've been making this exact recipe for 20 years! Now, I triple it, minus 1/3 cup lemon juice (2/3 c.instead of a full cup) and I use two cans of sweetened condensed milk instead of three, to make a 9" x 13" pie.
Also, to reduce the fat,I use the 1/3 less fat cream cheese(Neufchatel), and use fat-free sweetened condensed milk. My brother-in-law thought I was lying about it being low fat!
My husband has a large family, so we always make one for the holidays. It's also a hit at church potlucks.
The only downside is that I have to make my own graham cracker crust. I usually assign that job to my husband:)
This turned out terrible like soup I left it in the fridge over night it never firmed up I didn't have lemon juice so I made it with out thinking it would only affect the flavor not the consistency but may be that was the problem. Also the batter was room temp when I poured it into the crust
HINT***Knox (unflavored) Gelatin...for those who have problem with pie setting. Mix 1 1/2 to 2 t of it into your fresh squeezed, 1/3 cup of lemon juice & let it stand for 1 minute before incorporating into cream cheese/milk mixture. If you use fresh--crush your pulp or strain it. I've experimented with flour & cornstarch & while both did thicken, it gave pasty-chalky texture to filling. Thus the reason I tried gelatin. It lends no flavor, keeps the creamy texture & you DON'T have to decrease lemon juice which is key for the pies delicious taste. I sometimes add 1 T of fresh grated lemon peel to my filling. You could always add (instead of gelatin) an additional 1/4 cup of cream cheese but I think it cuts the intensity of the lemon juice. The original Kraft/Phildelphia recipe calls for putting the Cherry Pie Filling on top of whole pie but I believe this aids in the filling not setting well enough for clean slicing. I think it's just too heavy & wet a topping for a cream-type pie. It also makes pie look terrible after a few days (leaking). Anyway, I've always diplored that part of the pie. I HATE, Yuck, HATE that gooey, gelatinous glop of 'over processed' mess. Did I forget to say I hate that stuff?. I prefer thawed sweetened strawberries, frozen cherries or fresh strawberries macerated in sugar & a large dash or two of Grand Marnier. Whatever topping you choose, try spooning over individual slices instead...gelatin or not. But gelatin will give solid slicing. Promise.
I, too, have been making this pie for years. My husband always asks for this for his "birthday cake", so once a year it is served with candles on top! To change it up, I make the pie according to the recipe (in a graham crust), but top it with an assortment of sliced fresh fruit. Just start on the outside of the pie making a circle of one kind of fruit, and work your way to the middle using different fruits. Strawberries, kiwi, red grapes (cut in half, and canned mandarin slices are my favorites. It looks beautiful and your guests will be so impressed - just don't tell them how easy it was!
Such a yummy pie! Great with the cherries, fantastic without them. Terrific with fresh strawberries on top or with fresh peaches on the bottom. Really good in a baked pie shell. Just yummy!
This recipe has been a crowd pleaser in my family for years. My daughter loves it and makes it every chance she gets. I like it with blueberry or cherry topping. Also great without a topping. I've also replaced the lemon juice with lime juice on occasion and is just as good.
I have used this recipe for 20 years. It is fast, never fails, and always tastes wonderful. I have substituted fat-free cream cheese, but it makes a softer pie. The taste is very similar.
This is so quick and yummy and tastes awesome. I normally would do without the cherry pie filling and substitute something else, but it tasted good over cheesecake. Thanks
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cherry Cheese Pie
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 122
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