2/7/11

Tuesday's Tip: Easy Valentine's Day Dessert: Cherry or Strawberry Cheesecake Pie


Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Show the special people in your life a little love with something from your kitchen! Below is one of those oldie-but-goodie easy recipes, Cherry (or Strawberry) Cheesecake Pie! Larry loves this pie! It has been a good while since I have made it. 
Maybe I'll whip one up next Monday!

For an extra special presentation, print Valentine's gift cards for your homemade goodies here!

Cherry (or Strawberry) Cheesecake Pie

1 (9-inch) homemade* or prepared graham cracker crust
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (21-ounce) can cherry (or strawberry) pie filling, chilled
½ cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Add condensed milk and mix thoroughly.
Add lemon juice and vanilla.
Pour filling into crust and chill for 2 hours.
Top with cherry or strawberry pie filling before serving.
Refrigerate leftovers.

*Graham Cracker Crust

1½  cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Combine crumbs, sugar and melted butter until well blended .
Press mixture into a 9-inch pie plate.
Chill for about an hour and fill.

If you prefer a baked crust:
After pressing mixture into pie plate, bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes.
Cool and fill.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds absolutely delicious !!! Love cheesecake and strawberries and cherries, yummy !
    Hope you have a very blessed special Valentines day my dear sweet southern friend :)

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