This recipe was given to me by a friend. It has never failed me. Strawberry or blueberry pie filling may be used in place of cherry.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream together cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth.

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  • Add lemon juice and blend well.

  • Pour into graham cracker crust.

  • Top with fruit pie filling.

  • Chill for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

483 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 66.7g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 47.5mg; sodium 327.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2008
I give it 5 stars because it is easy AND delicious! I used a little lime and lemon juice. I topped it w/fresh raspberries and dipped some raspberries in white chocolate for decoration. I used the leftover white chocolate for drizzle over the top. I did read the other revies and used 12 ounces of cream cheese so it wasn't too sweet. I also noticed one person mentioned it didn't set. There is a trick. You have to whip it really well. Also, really cool things happen when you add lemon/lime juice to sweetened condensed milk. It helps it gel up and set. Read More
(69)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2003
good recipe very easy but just one package of 8oz cream cheese did not work. Instead i had to start all over again and use a total of 2 1/2 8oz packages of cream cheese. The end result was satisfying. Read More
(14)
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2008
I give it 5 stars because it is easy AND delicious! I used a little lime and lemon juice. I topped it w/fresh raspberries and dipped some raspberries in white chocolate for decoration. I used the leftover white chocolate for drizzle over the top. I did read the other revies and used 12 ounces of cream cheese so it wasn't too sweet. I also noticed one person mentioned it didn't set. There is a trick. You have to whip it really well. Also, really cool things happen when you add lemon/lime juice to sweetened condensed milk. It helps it gel up and set. Read More
(69)
Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2004
Easy double the cream cheese and have it at room temperature. This cuts down on the over powering sugar. I topped with blackberries. Family winner. Easy on the cook too. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2006
Very simple recipe! I used 16 oz. of cream cheese instead of 8 oz. and topped with fresh blueberries instead of pie filling. Wonderful dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
This recipe is so very easy. The thing that took me the longest was waiting for the cream cheese to soften and allowing my homemade frozen pie filling defrost. After that this recipe took 10 minutes top to put together. Obviously it still had to chill but I don't mind recipes where you make it then let it sit--it helps me with my time management to make things ahead anyway. I followed some reviewer's suggestions to double the cream cheese which worked well enough. Until I went to fill my pie crust. 16 oz is a LOT and I couldn't put it all in the pie crust--as it was I ended up using most of it but skimping on the pie filling since I'd already put the cream cheese in. I was using a store bought pie crust but be prepared for leftover cream cheese mixture if you double it and have a small pie pan. It didn't faze me for long though: I made little cheesecake trifles with the rest of the mixture some of the pie filling blueberries and topped with a cherry. It was very pretty and very good. I had absolutely no issues with this setting--it was definitely firm after less than 2 hours. I did make sure to mix the cream cheese and condensed milk very well then mixed very well again after adding the lemon juice. This made bf very happy--he loves cheesecake. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2003
good recipe very easy but just one package of 8oz cream cheese did not work. Instead i had to start all over again and use a total of 2 1/2 8oz packages of cream cheese. The end result was satisfying. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2007
This is the essential in-a-hurry-pie recipe. The cherry topping can be substituted with whatever you have on hand. Foolproof every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2012
Easy Peezy Love this simple recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2005
This was very good and very easy pie to make. My kids loved it and they are very picky eaters! Wasn't too sweet for us just right. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
I love this recipe. I add 1 tsp Almond Extract and 1 tsp Vanilla Extract. I also line the inside of the pie crust with almond slivers. Delicious! Read More
(8)
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