BLACK CHERRY CREAM CHEESE PIE

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

This is a wonderfully cool and delicious "no bake" pie (except for the crust.) It has a flaky pastry crust with a smooth, sweet and tangy cream cheese layer topped with jelled fresh black cherries. The flavors are amazing, even if I do say so myself!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

 Be the First

Comments:

Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

12 oz
black cherries, stemmed, pitted & halved or quartered
1
deep dish pastry pie crust, baked
8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 c
whipped topping (1/2 container)
1 pkg
cherry flavored gelatin (3 oz.)
1 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
*NOTE: Several hours of waiting are required for this recipe. Prepping and freezing cherries early in the morning, or even the day before serving, is advised.
2
Wash, stem and pit cherries. Cut into halves or quarters onto a rimmed baking sheet or pan that will fit in your freezer. Place in freezer for minimum of one hour before proceeding.
3
After cherries are frozen, and at least 2 hours before serving, bake pie crust according to package instructions (or use your favorite pastry crust recipe.) Allow crust to cool before proceeding.
4
Use electric hand mixer to beat softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and lemon juice; beat well.
5
Add one cup (1/2 container) of whipped topping; beat until well combined.
6
Scrape into prebaked crust. Spread evenly over crust, pushing up at the edge to create a slight rim (see photo.) Set aside.
7
Remove cherries from freezer; loosen from pan, breaking them apart if necessary.
8
Pour cherry gelatin powder into a medium/medium-large mixing bowl. Bring one cup water to boiling; pour and stir into gelatin powder; stir until completely dissolved (about 2 minutes.)
9
Add cherries to hot gelatin; stir until gelatin just begins to thicken; immediately pour on top of pie, spreading quickly and evenly out to cheese rim.
10
Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with reserved whipped topping, if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids