Holiday Cherry Pie Recipe

This holiday pie works well for Christmas or Valentine’s day with its vibrant pink and red coloring.

February 2007

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    This holiday pie works well for Christmas or Valentine’s day with its vibrant pink and red coloring.
    Photo by GettyImages/nndanko
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Yield: 2 pies; 12 servings

This easy-to-prepare recipe makes two pies.


  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen sweet cherries (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (8-inch) chocolate crumb pie crusts


  1. Chop cherries while frozen. Keep frozen until ready to use.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Gradually add sweetened condensed milk; mix well. Add chopped cherries, lemon juice and almond extract; stir just until combined.
  4. Fold in whipped topping.
  5. Pour cherry mixture evenly into pie crusts.
  6. Freeze for 8 hours, or overnight. Cut into serving-size pieces.
  7. Garnish as desired; serve immediately.
  8. Store leftovers, covered, in freezer.

This recipe originally aired in the February 2007 issue of Heart of the Home.

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