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Holiday Cherry Pie Recipe

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By National Sweet Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation | May 31, 2018

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This holiday pie works well for Christmas or Valentine’s day with its vibrant pink and red coloring.
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  • 2 pies; 12 servings



  • 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


  • Chop cherries while frozen. Keep frozen until ready to use.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Gradually add sweetened condensed milk; mix well. Add chopped cherries, lemon juice and almond extract; stir just until combined.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Pour cherry mixture evenly into pie crusts.
  • Freeze for 8 hours, or overnight. Cut into serving-size pieces.
  • Garnish as desired; serve immediately.
  • Store leftovers, covered, in freezer.This recipe originally aired in the February 2007 issue of Heart of the Home.

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