Mix crust ingredients and press onto bottom and sides of microsafe 9-inch pie pan.
Microwave crust for 2 minutes at HIGH power, rotating after 1 minute.
Soften cream cheese by placing on a plate and heating at HIGH power for 30 to 45 seconds.
Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Mix in eggs until creamy and smooth. Stir in cherries.
Pour filling into crust. Bake at MEDIUM HIGH power (roast) for 6 to 8 minutes. Rotate after 4 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.
Mix topping ingredients, except almonds. Spoon over pie. Bake at MEDIUM HIGH power (roast) for 2 to 3 minutes. Top with almonds, if used.
Cool pie for 8 hours or overnight before serving.
How To Save Time: To save time, make the crust in the food processor. Break graham crackers into pieces and place into processor bowl. Use chopping blade on high speed to grind into crumbs. Be careful not to overgrind or you will have graham cracker powder. Pour melted butter, almonds and sugar into bowl with crumbs. Mix for a few seconds. Pour into 9-inch pie pan.