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Cream Cheese Cherry Pie
Thumbnil Cream Cheese Cherry Pie

Cream Cheese Cherry Pie

Cherry pie filling tops this cheesecake-like pie enclosed in a crunchy crust.



  • 3 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 12 ounces light cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can (21 oz.) tart cherry pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


1. In medium mixing bowl, combine KELLOGG'S® RICE KRISPIES® cereal, the 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and margarine. Press mixture evenly and firmly in bottom and on side of 9-inch pie pan to form crust. Set aside.

2. In large electric mixer bowl, beat cream cheese on medium until smooth. Add eggs, the 1/3 cup sugar, vanilla and the 1 teaspoon lemon juice, mixing until well combined. Pour mixture into crust.

3. Bake at 375° F about 20 minutes or until firm.

4. While pie is baking, stir together sour cream and the 2 tablespoons sugar. Remove pie from oven. Spread sour cream mixture over top. Return to oven. Bake 5 minutes longer. Remove from oven. Cool on wire rack.

5. Stir together cherry pie filling and remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Spread over top of cooled pie. Chill thoroughly before serving.