Very easy recipe and light texture. Great summer dessert recipe. To make 2 pies, multiply recipe by 1.5.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip.

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  • Fill pie crust and top with pie filling. Chill 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

372.1 calories; 3.8 g protein; 45 g carbohydrates; 41.1 mg cholesterol; 235.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
I made my own g. cracker crust and based on other reviews used a 10" inch pie plate. I mixed the cream cheese vanilla & sugar then added 1/2 the cool whip. I spread this over the bottom & up the sides of the pie crust to form a space to spoon the pie filling into. I used cherry pie filling. I mixed the remaining cool whip with a couple tablespoons of the cherry pie filling and spread that over the pie filling. My husband gave it an 8 and wants it again--said it was his kind of pie--Mom gave it a 4. She & I prefer a real cheesecake flavour. However I'm giving it 5 stars because it is quick & easy tasted very good hubby loved it and it is very versatile--I'd like to try it with pineapple or my own fresh strawberry filling sometime. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Another pie recipe asking the cook to fit 10 pounds of stuff into a 5-pound bag... The filling amounts specified are way too much for a 9-in pie crust! Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
Another pie recipe asking the cook to fit 10 pounds of stuff into a 5-pound bag... The filling amounts specified are way too much for a 9-in pie crust! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2006
I made my own g. cracker crust and based on other reviews used a 10" inch pie plate. I mixed the cream cheese vanilla & sugar then added 1/2 the cool whip. I spread this over the bottom & up the sides of the pie crust to form a space to spoon the pie filling into. I used cherry pie filling. I mixed the remaining cool whip with a couple tablespoons of the cherry pie filling and spread that over the pie filling. My husband gave it an 8 and wants it again--said it was his kind of pie--Mom gave it a 4. She & I prefer a real cheesecake flavour. However I'm giving it 5 stars because it is quick & easy tasted very good hubby loved it and it is very versatile--I'd like to try it with pineapple or my own fresh strawberry filling sometime. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2007
I really, really like this dessert and think makes an excellent autumn dessert with the apples. That said, there are many varieties that could be made. I have made this with both peaches and cherries. The first time I made this, I made it with a cooking group and there was some discussion about whether to use powdered sugar or reg. sugar. The reg. sugar gave the pie a grainy quality. The second time I made it, I used powdered sugar and used less, I think it was 3/4 cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
based on the few inexpensive ingredients and ease of prep I'm rating this a 5. Although I prefer the 'real deal' this was great for the summer. I made my own crust using up those Danish butter cookies that I had a ton of leftover in the freezer from X-mas. This made a superb buttery shortbread crust. I beat the cream cheese w/sugar real well and there was no graininess. It also incorporated alot of air and the filling was very fluffy. Used French Vanilla cool-whip and added the vanilla and the zest of 1 orange. When the crust came out of the oven I placed chocolate chips in the bottom and they melted a bit to press into the bottom of the crust and topped with the filling. The combo of orange and chocolate was incredible. I made a small cupcake size cake for me to rate and gave the pie to a neighbor boy. If using a store bought crust I think there would be way too much filling for the shell so you might as well make your own and put it in a larger pie plate. Very versatile recipe. Thanks alot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2003
excellent!!! make sure you use cool whip. add about 3 tbsp of cocoa for no bake chocolate cheese cake. there was almost a fight for the last piece Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2006
This was a great no bake dessert!. I used a store bought shortbread crust that I spread with a little homemade strawberry freezerjam. Then filled it with the cream cheese mixture. To which I added lemon zest. Then I tpped it with more strawberry jam. I also used reduced fat cream cheese and light Cool Whip. The result was a wonderful cool summer treat that I will make again! Oh with the extra that didn't fit in the crust I spread it on half a graham cracker topped it with the other half and put it in the freezer. Like a little ice cream sandwich! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
Thank you for sharing this recipe. My Mom used to make it all of the time. Make sure you mix the cream cheese and sugar for 5 minutes plus. This will help work out the grainy texture. And if you want to put it in an 8 1/2 x 11 pan it works out great! I mixed together 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter to make my crust. It fits perfectly! No worries about 5 lbs of stuff in a 10 lb bag! Woo Hoo!!! Oh and it taste wonderful if you are looking for a lighter version of a cheesecake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2010
Very light and fluffy. I cut back the sugar a touch because it seemed like it didn't need that much. Also there's more of a whipped cream taste than a cream cheese taste so if you like more of the cream cheese taste I would cut back on the whipped cream just a touch also. Very declicious though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2006
Though I wont compromise on the crust next time this still turned out beautifully. Two of my sister-in-laws were sitting on my deck waiting when we arrived home Sunday afternoon. I was distracted by talk as I made this and inadvertantly put the blueberry filling in first so I used only 1 package of cream cheese and whipped it as well as I could to make it light and increase the volume. It spread so easily; no one was the wiser and couldnt believe how delish it was for how easy it was to make... I didnt even have to write out the recipe for them! Thanx! Read More
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