Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie

Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie is a luscious mixture of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract poured into a graham cracker pie crust and topped with cherry pie filling. The recipe for Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie is quick, easy to prepare, and there’s no cooking or baking required!

Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie is a delicious pie any time of year but is particularly wonderful in the summer when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen. Topped with red cherry pie filling, Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie fits right into the color scheme for Fourth of July, Christmas, and/or Valentine’s Day celebrations.

A Bit of Nostalgia

With Father’s Day coming up I remember that my Dad loved Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie. It was one of my childhood favorites as well. When Mom prepared it there was never a crumb left over!


The recipe for Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie was printed on the label of Borden’s Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk in the 1960’s. It’s been a popular dessert ever since!

The Recipe for Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie

Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie
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A luscious mixture of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice & vanilla extract in a graham cracker crust topped with cherry pie filling.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 9" graham cracker crust
  2. 1 8-ounce package Borden's cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 15-oz. can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  4. 1/3 cup lemon juice
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  2. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk while mixing; stir until well-blended.
  3. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract; blend well.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture into graham cracker crust.
  5. Chill 2-3 hours before adding cherry pie filling to top of pie.
Notes
  1. Variations: Use other canned pie fillings such as blueberry. Use almond extract instead of vanilla extract with the cherry filling. Use a chocolate pie crust instead of graham cracker crust.
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Additional Comments

I believe this recipe would be a great choice to for children or teens who want to learn to cook to prepare as one of their first cooking experiences. The steps to preparing Cherry-O Cream Cheese PIe are easy to follow and carry out. First, mix together the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer or use a hand mixer to combine these ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Next, pour the cream cheese mixture into the graham cracker pie crust.

Chill the pie for two to three hours before adding cherry pie filling to the top of the pie.

For best results allow the pie to chill for 8 hours or more before cutting. (If you can’t wait, the pie may not be very firm but still good!)

I used almond extract instead of vanilla extract when I made this recipe recently so I garnished the pie with whipped cream and sprinkled some almonds on top. Yummy!

The recipe for Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie may be varied by using a chocolate crust, using almond extract (or other flavorings) in place of vanilla extract and by using different pie fillings, such as blueberry, for the topping. The possibilities are endless!

Retro or vintage recipes are interesting to me because they are still good recipes and often quite delicious ones but they have been “moved to the back burner” as more current recipes take the spotlight as trends come and go. I hope you enjoy this recipe and would encourage you to also check out an older post I wrote about Sock It to Me Cake, another retro recipe.

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie – Retro Recipe — 36 Comments

  1. Love this! I just took a walk down memory lane reading this ? My Mom used to always make this & I LOVED it!! Pinned & Stumbled, looking forward to trying it!!

  2. Easy yet LUSCIOUS!!! Great treat for the family on George Washington’s B Day as well. Many thanks for linking up at Small Victories Sunday!!!

  3. Hi Angela, Glad you remember your Mom making this, too! Thanks for hosting Sunday Fitness Food Link-Up! Blessings, Janet

  4. Hi CS, Thanks for your comments and I’m glad you mentioned GW’s birthday, too! Thanks for hosting Small Victories Sunday! Blessings, Janet

  5. This looks so yummy, Janet! What a great dessert for the summer and for Father’s Day. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week ?

  6. Yum! This looks amazing! Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!

  7. Wowzer! This looks and sounds to die for. I have a weakness for anything cherry, but then add cream cheese to it? I’m a goner! I am definitely pinning this bad boy. Thanks so much for sharing this. (My mouth is seriously watering right now:-) #smallvictories

  8. This looks fabulous! I love cherries and cheese cake so I’m definitely pinning this!

  9. Looks good!Isn’t it wonderful the memories that go along with good food? Thanks for sharing and linking up at Dishing It & Digging It!

  10. Hi Lori, Thanks for your comments and for stopping by! Thanks for hosting Dishing It & Digging It! Blessings, Janet

  11. Hi Erin, Thanks for your comments and for stopping by! Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie is lighter than a cheesecake, even though it has cream cheese in it! I sincerely hope you enjoy it! Blessings, Janet

  12. Hi Katie, My husband, like you, also loves anything with cherries! I hope you enjoy this recipe – it was a favorite of mine growing up! Blessings, Janet

  13. Hi Danita, Thanks for your comments and visit! This is a childhood favorite of mine! Hope you enjoy it and thanks for hosting #smallvictories! Blessings, Janet

  14. Hi Kelly, Thanks for your kind comments and visit! This is good for Father’s Day – it was one of my Dad’s favorites. See you this Sunday! Blessings, Janet

  15. This looks divine, Janet! Thanks for sharing ?

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  16. This always reminded me of a quick cheesecake without all the time and fuss. Use to make this years ago. Thanks for bringing it to my party today.

  17. Thanks so much for sharing this post at the Over the Moon Link Party. I loved your post so much that it’s my choice for Featured Post. Come back sometime after Sunday evening and grab your feature button.

  18. Hi Sandy, Thanks so much for choosing my Cherry-O Cream Cheese Pie recipe to feature this week! I really appreciate it! Thanks also for being such a great host on Over the Moon Link Party! Blessings, Janet

  19. Hi Beverly, I think everyone would agree with you regarding desserts with cherries! Hope you get a chance to try this recipe soon! Blessings, Janet

  20. Hi Michelle, I love cheesecake but this is a lighter alternative! Thanks for your comments and for hosting Party at My Place! Blessings, Janet

  21. Thank you for sharing this with everyone at this week’s Fiesta Friday ?

  22. Your pie looks fantastic, I wish I had a slice right now! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  23. This is why I love blogging! It helps bring back recipes that others may have forgotten about and let’s us learn about new foods. This recipe sounds delicious and definitely perfect for summer!

  24. Hi Miz Helen, Hope you’re having a great week! Would love to sit down with you and have a slice of pie! Blessings, Janet

  25. Hi Justine, I agree and some of the old recipes are still good ones! Hope you enjoy this recipe soon! Blessings, Janet

  26. Hi Pam, Some of the retro recipes are still great! Thanks for your visit and your comments! Blessings, Janet

  27. Definitely my favorite kind of pie! The almond extract with cherries is soo good! Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

  28. Hi Adelina, Thanks for your comments – cherries and almonds just go together so well! I hope you enjoy this recipe! Thanks for hosting Weekend Bites – I appreciate your hard work every week to host a link party! Blessings, Janet

  29. Oh my this cherry pie looks so good and sounds easy enough that even if could make it!! Delicious and easy=win, win!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  30. Hi Keri, It really is easy and delicious – the hardest part is waiting for it to set up! Thanks for your comments and for stopping by! Blessings, Janet

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