Rosie’s Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie

Rosie’s Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner’s sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

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Cherry Cheese Pie has been making it’s way to dessert tables at many of our family gatherings for as long as I can remember. For years Grandma Rose would guard this recipe with her life, only sharing it with her inner-most circle.

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

It wasn’t until her later years that she began sharing it freely, especially after she won an award for this at the Senior Center! And thank goodness because you guys, this pie is no joke! I need you to drop everything you’re doing and make it. This is not a drill. It really is that good!

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

I mean think about it. This recipe is essentially combining two of the most magical things on earth; cherry pie and cheesecake (if I didn’t already, I’m sure I have your full attention now!). You’re setting yourself up for a win from the get-go! And then throw in the fact that you’re combining a few super-common ingredients. It’s pretty hard to screw this pie up (and as we all know, I’m really good at screwing up pies).

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

I’ve found that the only really labor-intensive part of assembling this pie is putting the cherries on. Now you may be tempting to just dump a can of cherries on top and call it a day. I was. And one time, many years ago, I actually did. Let me tell you, Rosie had some choice words for me, expressed in a way that only Rosie could (lets just say she really wasn’t one to mince words!).

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

Grandma was very clear that you must put the cherries on top one-by-one so that each and every piece of pie was fully covered in all of those delicious cherries. I find it easiest to start in the middle and build the rest of them around that middle cherry, removing extra syrup before adding each cherry. My mom goes from the outside-in but it’s fine either way.

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

It really only took about fifteen minutes of my time. I figure it’s my trade-off for buying a frozen pie crust (as we all know from this post, pie crust and I had a bad break up, and I still haven’t fully healed).

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

Anyway, get thee to the kitchen and get this pie going! I like to bake off the crust and mix together the cheese mixture the night before so that all I have to do is assemble it in the morning (although the pie will be just fine if you’ve made it in full the night before). The cherry-covered top looks incredibly beautiful on any dessert table, especially a holiday dessert table. Consider yourself lucky if you have leftovers, we usually don’t!

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

Here are some other great holiday desserts:

Neapolitan Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies

Pecan Tarts

Sour Cream Cookies

Yields 8 servings

Rosie’s Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a family favorite- it is insanely easy, looks gorgeous on any dessert tables and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pint of heavy cream
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • Pie crust, baked and cooled (this makes enough cheese filling for a 10 inch pie, but if you make a smaller one, I encourage you to enjoy the leftover filling with graham crackers and the cherry syrup)
  • 2 cans of cherry pie filling (I like the Duncan Hines Comstock cans that say "extra fruit"- please note that Duncan Hines did not pay me to say that, and they probably don't even know that I mentioned their product. I just really like it)

Instructions

  1. In one bowl, beat your heavy cream until it becomes whipped cream, forming nice, fluffy peaks. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, beat together the cream cheese, confection's sugar and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Fold the cheese mixture into the whipped cream (I've even run the mixer for a few seconds more to combine it).
  4. Pour the cheese mixture into your baked and cooled pie crust and smooth the top.
  5. Arrange the cherries on top of the cheese mixture until the top is fully covered. Refrigerate until you're ready to serve.
  6. Enjoy!
Cuisine: Christmas, Holiday, Thanksgiving | Recipe Type: Dessert
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Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie is a favorite family recipe- it is insanely easy and heavy cream, cream cheese, vanilla, confectioner's sugar and cherries make up the minimal ingredients. It looks gorgeous on any dessert tables, especially for the holidays and could not be more delicious! Get in the kitchen and make this now!

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14 Comments

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    Leslie
    December 7, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Yum! This looks tasty! I can’t wait for this weekend, I’m going to be baking up a storm. The Duncan Hines is my favorite to use too, the fruit seems fresher than other canned fruits.
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      Jessy
      December 7, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Thank you- couldn’t believe how much more fruit they had than other brands!

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    Scott
    December 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Oh my, that looks so good. I’m not normally a fan of cherries, but in this case I’ll make an exception.
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      Jessy
      December 7, 2015 at 11:13 am

      I hope you enjoy it- I brought one to work and my coworker who is also not a fan of cherries enjoyed it!

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    Roxy
    December 7, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I’m not a huge fan of cherries, but I love cheesecake! I’d love to try this out with a different filling….maybe strawberries?! I’ll have to wander around a bit and see if you’ve got a recipe for that!

    xoxo,
    Roxy

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      Jessy
      December 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

      I bet it would be delicious with Strawberries and they would also look gorgeous! Let me know how it comes out 🙂

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    December 7, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Well. . .thank goodness Grandma Rosie won that award at the senior center. . .because if she hadn’t, I suspect this recipe would still be a heavily guarded secret. It sure is a beauty and honestly I would find it difficult to restrain myself around it given I am a big fan of cheesecake and an even bigger fan of cherries. Thank you grandma Rosie!
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      Jessy
      December 8, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you for this comment- it made my heart smile- I miss Rosie every day 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

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    Bella
    December 14, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I can’t wait to make this for my family! My hubby’s aunt used to make a cherry pie that he dreams of eating again (she is in eld elder care now). I think your recipe will bring back all of those memories for him! Thank you!

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      Jessy
      December 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      I hope that you and he enjoy it- this definitely brings back the best memories for me 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

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    Melissa
    December 14, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Can you buy a frozen pie crust or the pillsburt pies that are pre made and you just roll out?

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      Jessy
      December 15, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      Absolutely. Pie crust and I do NOT get along so I generally go out of my way to use the frozen pie crusts (the one in the photos was definitely a roll out). Still totally delicious 🙂

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    kellirc
    December 14, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I just.made this tonight and it was so good. Family loved it as well. I ❤ ? pie. ?

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      Jessy
      December 15, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Awwww, I’m so glad to hear that you and your family loved it as much as we do 🙂 This comment totally made my day!

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