The filling is no-bake. However, the graham cracker crust is baked. This keeps the crust from getting soggy when the creamy filling is added.
Instead of a graham cracker crust, use a baked pie crust if preferred.
Fascinating Cream Cheese Facts
Cream cheese is very versatile cheese. It is a popular ingredient in desserts and savory dishes like Alfredo sauce.
Cream cheese was created by accident. William Lawrence was trying to replicate a French recipe of Neufchatel cheese and something went wrong… which was the birth of cream cheese.
The Westin Hotel in Times Square serves a bagel with white truffle cream cheese and a Riesling jelly infused with goji berries, topped with gold leaf. This $1,000 delicacy is the most expensive bagel in the world, for obvious reasons.
The beautiful topping on this dessert is made with 2 cans (21 ounces each) of cherry pie filling.
A light sprinkle of sugar over the cherries enhances their flavor. The topping is thick and soooo good!
Cherry Pie Day is always February 20
Cherry pie is America’s second most popular pie. Apple Pie hold the #1 spot. However, in the month of February, Cherry Pie is Number 1.
George Washington made the Cherry tree popular, with his famous quote “I can not tell a lie, I chopped down the Cherry tree.”
George Washington’s Birthday and President’s Day are celebrated in February. Perfect month to celebrate cherry pies in honor of the occasion.