Cherry Cream Cheese Pie Recipe

Cherry Cheesecake Pie
Cherry Cheesecake Pie. Steve Mcsweeny / Getty Images
  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 to 12 Servings

This is an easy and delicious cherry cheese pie. The pie is made with a graham cracker pie crust, a rich cheesecake filling, and an easy cherry pie filling topping.

The pie may also be made with a blueberry or strawberry pie filling topping. 

If you want something a little different, try making the pie with a pretzel crust. Your friends and family will love the unexpected flavor and texture of the pretzels with the sweet filling and cherries. For instructions for a pretzel or cookie crust, see the variations below.

What You'll Need

  • For the Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 15 graham crackers)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • For the Filling:
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (softened and cut into pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 can/21 ounces cherry pie filling
  • Optional: whipped cream or whipped topping

How to Make It

Prepare the Crust:

  1. Heat the oven to 400 F. (Or to 350 F for a pretzel crust, as below).
  2. In a bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup of granulated sugar, and 6 tablespoons of melted butter until well blended.
  3. Press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 6 minutes.
  5. Remove to a rack and cool the crust completely before filling.
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 F.

Prepare the filling:

  1. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer beat together eggs, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, vanilla, and sour cream.
  2. Gradually add the softened cream cheese, beating well.
  3. Beat in 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  4. Pour the cheese filling mixture into the prepared and cooled graham cracker crust.
  5. Bake at 325 F for 35 minutes, or until the filling is set in center. Will firm up as it cools.
  6. Top the pie with cherry pie filling; chill thoroughly before serving.
  7. Garnish with whipped cream or prepared whipped topping, if desired.


  • Pretzel Crust - Combine 2 cups of finely crushed small pretzels or pretzel sticks with 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar and 3/4 cup of melted butter or margarine. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a lightly buttered 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 F for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack. 
  • Cookie Crust - Combine 1 1/2 cups of finely crushed vanilla wafers or similar cookie crumbs with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 5 tablespoons of melted butter. Mix well and press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.


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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
418 Calories
29g Fat
34g Carbs
7g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)