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Cherry Cheesecake Pie

Introduction:

Indulge your sweet tooth with this delightful Cherry Cheesecake Pie! The combination of a chocolaty cookie crust, velvety cream cheese filling, and luscious cherry topping makes this dessert a true crowd-pleaser. Perfect for any occasion, this pie is a balance of rich flavors and smooth textures.

Why We Love This Recipe:

This Cherry Cheesecake Pie is a winner for several reasons. The chocolate cookie crust adds a layer of decadence, while the creamy cheesecake filling strikes the right balance of sweetness. The pièce de résistance is the vibrant cherry pie topping that crowns the pie, creating a visually stunning and delicious treat.

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups chocolate cookie crumbs (approximately 26 Oreo cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip (whipped topping)

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For Topping:

  • 1 (20 ounce) can cherry pie filling

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter for the crust. Press the mixture into the bottom of a pie dish to form an even crust. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined.
  3. Gently fold in the Cool Whip until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Spread the cream cheese filling over the chilled chocolate cookie crust, ensuring an even layer.
  5. Carefully spoon the cherry pie filling over the cream cheese layer, spreading it evenly.
  6. Refrigerate the Cherry Cheesecake Pie for at least 4 hours, allowing it to set.

Notes:

  • For a twist, try using different flavored chocolate cookies for the crust.
  • Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature for a smoother filling.

FAQs:

Can I use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip?

Yes, you can substitute homemade whipped cream. Whip 1 ½ cups of heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

Can I make this pie ahead of time?

Absolutely! It’s best to make it a day in advance to allow flavors to meld.

Conclusion:

Indulge in the heavenly combination of chocolate, creaminess, and cherries with this Cherry Cheesecake Pie. Whether it’s a special celebration or a casual get-together, this dessert is sure to leave a lasting impression. Enjoy each bite of this delectable creation

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