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ginny's cherry-o cream pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Every Christmas, without fail, my sister-in-law, Ginny Gwaltney, brings this delicious dessert to our family get-together. It disappears in record time! Trust me when I say it tastes absolutely heavenly!

(1 rating)
yield 8 -12
prep time 3 Hr
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For ginny's cherry-o cream pie

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/4 c
    graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/3 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    butter, melted
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can
    (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 c
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 can
    cherry pie filling

How To Make ginny's cherry-o cream pie

  • 1
    CRUST: Combine all ingredients and press into 9 in. pie plate. Chill before filling.
  • 2
    FILLING: In a medium bowl, whip softened cream cheese till fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk and mix well. Add lemon juice and vanilla and mix well.
  • 3
    Pour into cooled pie shell and refrigerate for 2 hours before topping with the cherry pie filling.
  • 4
    You may substitute almost any flavor of pie filling: blueberry, apple, peach, strawberry--whatever you like. If using apple, a pinch of cinnamon in the filling is a good touch.
  • 5
    In our large family, this recipe MUST be doubled, or even tripled, and put into a 9x13" pan.