Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This pie is cool and creamy. The tartness from the lemon is just enough to keep it from being too sweet. I love doctoring up the canned cherry pie filling and the cherries go really well with the slight lemon flavor. This is a great pie for the summer and springtime.
Keebler ready crust graham cracker pie crust
pkgs. Philadelphia cream cheese, at room temperature
lemon, minced rind
Domino confectioners sugar
container Kraft Cool Whip original whipped topping
In a mixer bowl, cream the cream cheese until light and creamy.
Add the confectioner’s sugar, lemon peel, and lemon juice, cream together. For about 3 minutes. Scraping the bowl, adding Cool Whip. Mix on high for 1-2 minutes more. Pour cheese filling into piecrust and refrigerate 2 hours to firm.
In a small bowl, mix the cherry pie filling, confectioners sugar almond extract, mixing well.
Remove from the refrigerator and add prepared pie cherry pie filling over top, returning to refrigerator until served.