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.
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)
- 1 (20 ounce) can cherry pie filling
- 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.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined.
- Gently fold in the Cool Whip until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Spread the cream cheese filling over the chilled chocolate cookie crust, ensuring an even layer.
- Carefully spoon the cherry pie filling over the cream cheese layer, spreading it evenly.
- Refrigerate the Cherry Cheesecake Pie for at least 4 hours, allowing it to set.
- For a twist, try using different flavored chocolate cookies for the crust.
- Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature for a smoother filling.
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.
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