What dessert dreams are made of… Easy Cream Cheese Pie topped with lightly tart cherries. No baking, only 6 ingredients (if using a prepared pie crust), about 8 minutes (hands-on time) and lots of kisses and hugs from your Valentine!

slice of cream cheese pie topped with cherries

I couldn’t tell you the first time I devoured this pie. I’ve been enjoying it since I was old enough to eat pie. It’s a hand-me-down recipe from my sweet grandma… the best kind of recipes, if you ask me. And I’ve requested it for my birthday on more than one occasion.

slices of no-bake cheesecake topped with cherries and served on small white plates


This easy cream cheese pie is just an all around great pie that’s perfect for bringing to a potluck, serving after Easter lunch and beautiful enough to surprise your sweetie with on Valentine’s Day. I even made it, this year, for Christmas. Believe me, you won’t be trying to get rid of extra slices. This stuff goes quick.

graham cracker crust pressed into a pie plate


Assembly could not be more simple:

  1. Make or buy a graham cracker crust (my favorite!). I love a good homemade graham cracker crust and this one is so easy, I recommend just making it yourself. Allow the crust to set in the fridge for about an hour.
  2. Cream the 4 filling ingredients in an electric mixer.
  3. Pour the filling into the refrigerated crust and chill the whole pie for a few hours.
  4. Spoon on the cherry topping… or don’t. My mom and sister actually prefer to eat their cream cheese pie without any topping at all. Much like classic cheesecake, but better! Or keep things a little lighter and throw on some fresh berries.
  5. Enjoy and try not to eat the whole pie, like my son and I did this weekend. Oops! You think I’m joking, but I’m totally not! 😳

cream cheese pie filling poured into a graham cracker crust

Another fun serving idea… skip the crust and cherry topping and create a dip instead of a pie. Genius!

Serving bowl, fluffy cream cheese filling, served with graham crackers, fruit and cookies. Watch out, you’re about to become very popular!

slice of no-bake cheesecake served with cherry pie filling on a small white plate

This pie is off-the-charts amazing. Hands down my favorite and pretty much my whole family’s favorite pie. My son is already requesting this cream cheese pie for his birthday dessert in June. 😊 It’s:

Silky smooth
Perfectly sweet
Super quick
And easy as pie!

If you’re looking for other favorite desserts that are on the healthier side, be sure to head on over to my roundup of 30 Healthy Valentine’s Dessert Recipes. SO much goodness!

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cream cheese pie cut into slices and topped with cherry pie filling

Watch the video below to see just how easy this recipe is to whip up!

slice of cream cheese pie topped with cherries
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Easy Cream Cheese Pie

What dessert dreams are made of... Easy Cream Cheese Pie topped with lightly tart cherries. No baking, only 6 ingredients (if using a prepared pie crust), about 8 minutes (hands-on time) and lots of kisses and hugs from your Valentine!


For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs, (10 full graham cracker sheets)
  • 1/3 cup butter,, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar, (I use slightly less than 1/4 cup)

For the pie:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • 1 (20 ounce) can prepared lite cherry pie filling**


To make the crust:

  • Combine all crust ingredients and firmly press with fingers into a 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate for 1 hour before adding the filling.

To make the filling:

  • Soften cream cheese to room temperature. Using a stand or hand-held mixer, whip until fluffy. 
  • Gradually add sweetened condensed milk while continuing to beat until well blended. You may need to stop the mixer and scrape down sides and give the mixture a good stir with a spatula. 
  • Add lemon juice and vanilla; blend well. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before garnishing with cherry topping or other preferred topping, if using.


*Alternatively, use an already made store-bought (9-inch) graham cracker crust.
**For a healthier option, top with fresh fruit. Also, many members of my family prefer this pie with no topping at all.
***Nutritional info calculated without topping.
****Feel free to use lite cream cheese and fat free unsweetened condensed milk. My grandma's original recipe called for the full fat versions, but I've made it many times using less fat and it still turns out great! However, if you use the lighter ingredients, it will not set as well.
Firm cheesecake. I have cut down on the lemon juice, from the 1/3 cup in my grandma's recipe to 2 tablespoons because this recipe was not firming up for some people. I would also recommend only using Philadelphia cream cheese. You could also try using 2 (8 ounce) blocks of cream cheese. But please don't expect the texture to be that of regular cheesecake!
Serving: 1slice, Calories: 274kcal, Carbohydrates: 32.9g, Protein: 6.1g, Fat: 10.8g, Saturated Fat: 6.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1.8g, Cholesterol: 26.4mg, Sodium: 232.5mg, Potassium: 184.5mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 9.4g, Vitamin A: 2900IU, Vitamin C: 4.3mg, Calcium: 179mg, Iron: 0.5mg

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