Rosie’s Award Winning Cherry Cheesecake Pie

Rosie’s Award Winning Cherry Cheesecake Pie is a favorite family recipe- it’s insanely easy to make and impossible to screw up. If cherry cheesecake and pie had a baby, this would be it! It’s is so good it will blow your mind!

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!

Cherry Cheesecake Pie

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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.

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!

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I mean think about it. This recipe is essentially combining two of the most magical things on earth; cherry pie (cheese 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. I’m serious when I say this is hands down the best cherry pie recipe even if its actually cream cheese pie with cherry pie filling on top. Semantics.

One thing I love about this recipe is that it’s pretty hard to screw this pie up (and as we all know, I’m really good at screwing up pies). And then throw in the fact that you’re combining a few super-common ingredients. No more spending a million dollars on an ingredient you’ll use half a teaspoon of once and never touch again! Andplusalso, the cherry-covered top looks incredibly beautiful on any dessert table, especially a holiday dessert table.

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!

Tips for making cherry cream cheese pie

  • Work smarter not harder and buy a frozen pre-made pie crust.  Spend the time you would have spent battling with homemade pie crust watching The Office on Netflix and marveling about how it never stops being funny.
  • Most aspects of this pie can be made ahead. You can bake off the pie crust and mix together the cheese pie filling. Then just assemble the pie the morning of your event and refrigerate until it’s time to serve! You can totally make it the night before as well, I just prefer to do it on the day-of.
  • 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!). She was 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.
  • For placing the 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!

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). 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!

Video tutorial for making Cherry Cheesecake Pie

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Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheesecake Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Rosie's Award Winning Cherry Cheesecake Pie is a favorite family recipe- it's insanely easy to make and impossible to screw up. If cherry cheesecake and pie had a baby, this would be it! It's is so good it will blow your mind!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cherry cheesecake pie
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Rose Scuteri
Ingredients
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 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 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 the 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. Gently fold the cheese mixture into the whipped cream to combine.

  4. Pour the cheese mixture into the baked and cooled pie crust and smooth the top.

  5. Arrange the cherries on top of the cheese mixture in concentric circles until the top is fully covered. 

  6. Refrigerate until you're ready to serve.

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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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 Cheesecake 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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18 Comments

  • Reply
    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. Leslie recently posted...Silent Sunday (12/6)My Profile
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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. Scott recently posted...Mega Giveaway Day 26 – TENZIMy Profile
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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! Lynn | The Road to Honey recently posted...Bourbon Pumpkin Pie with Black Sesame CrustMy Profile
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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!
    • Reply
      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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    Rachel
    April 25, 2018 at 8:37 am Do you happen to have grandma's pie crust recipe? Or any pie crust recipe, not sure what works best. Thank you!
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      Jessy Freimann
      April 25, 2018 at 10:25 pm Hi Rachel- I haven't yet tested the pie crust recipe she had because in her later years, she always made this with a premade crust (either frozen or refrigerated). That also how I always make it- homemade pie crust and I have a rough history ;)
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    Michelle
    June 6, 2018 at 10:14 am Try a cream cheese pie crust. Two sticks butter, 2 cups flour, one 8oz pkg cream cheese. Mix together in food processor - when it gets too thick for processor, remove and continue to mix with your hands. It’ll be like cookie dough. Doesn’t take long. Unlike finicky traditional pie crust, the more you work this stuff, the better. Roll out as usual. Works for sweet or savory. You’ll never look back.
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      Jessy Freimann
      June 6, 2018 at 9:09 pm This is brilliant- thank you so much, I definitely need to try it!

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