Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cherry Pie Meets Cheesecake!

In my family, we love cherry pie ......... and we love cheesecake... a lot. So, I had the idea to combine them. Hmmm.  It actually turned out to be very tasty.... and was really appreciated. I made some mistakes that I will try to do differently next time... and we have decided there WILL be a next time. :)




 First, we made the pie crust and put it in the pans.
 Next, I stirred up a half of a batch of cheesecake filling (using 2-8oz pkgs cream cheese, 8 oz sour cream, 1 c. sugar, 2 eggs) and divided it among the 3 pies and smoothed it in the bottom of each pie crust.
Here is where I made a mistake.. I was making the cherry filling... and I make it both ways... thickened on the stove or just put it all in the pie... this time I just put it all into the pie and then realized it would be best to thicken it on the stove when doing this type of cheesecake pie. :)

It still tasted great... just looked a bit funny.

 Two of the pies were filled up with cherries on top of the thin cheesecake layer.
 Instead of the typical basket weave top that I usually do, we just did a plain crust on top, since it was faster... and I think we will be doing it like this more often.  :) 
 This pie had cherries, but not enough to fill the crust.... you can see how the runny cherries and juice combined with the cheesecake layer. This is why I plan to be sure to thicken the cherries on the stove before I put them on top of the cheesecake layer next time... I think the pie slices will be more attractive.

Now, since there weren't enough cherries to fill this pie, I tried to think of what I could add to it to fill the pie......
 I mixed up a package of instant chocolate pudding and put it on top, hoping the combination of cheesecake, cherries and chocolate would taste good... it sounded okay (not healthy, but tasty).  :)
 This is the top of the last pie.
 After baking....
You can see the cheesecake inside with the cherries... it didn't make a layer in the bottom as I had envisioned... because the cherries weren't thickened.  It didn't look the way I had hoped, but it was very delicious!

Next time I hope to perfect the smooth cheesecake layer in the bottom of the pie.



























One of my sons dished up... see the BIG slices? :)  He also said we NEEDED ice cream with it...  Everyone LOVED this experiment. It tasted like cherry pie... but with an added rich creaminess.

  By the way, the next night we had the chocolate cheesecake cherry pie.... and the guys said they liked that one even better! :)

It is fun to experiment once in a while... usually it turns out pretty good... when it doesn't, we try again. :)  Thank you for visiting my blog.



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40 comments:

  1. Yummy! I love chocolate and cherries together, and one of my favorite pies growing up was a cheesecake style no-bake pie covered in cherries, so this sounds like a dangerous combination all together.

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    1. Mmmmm.... it was really good. :) Thank you for visiting - it was nice to have you!

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  2. Love it! looks so good and the drawing on top of the pie crust is so pretty!
    Would love a slice :-)
    Sharing on twitter, thanks!

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    1. Thank you... it really was good. :) Thank you for the encouraging comment. :)

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  3. Mmm... those look really yummy! I'll have to try to make them! :) Cute blog! :)
    Caitlin
    http://daughterofdestiny-generation78.blogspot.com/

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    1. They are delicious! Thank you for visiting and for the kind comment about the blog. It was nice to have you. :)

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  4. I LOVE cheesecake! I usually put strawberries on top, but cherries mixed in sounds delicious too! Pinned.

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    1. We love all kinds of cheesecake too... so many good possibilities... thank you for pinning and for visiting. :)

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  5. Oh wow, these look amazing! I would love a slice right now for breakfast :) Have a beautiful day! Hugs

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    1. Thank you.... it would work for breakfast! :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. Yum! You've taken two of my favorite desserts and put them together!

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    1. Mine too.... the whole idea of it makes my creative mind start thinking.... so not sure what I will try next. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  7. Cheesecake, chocolate, cherries, and a whole lotta wow factor! Kitchen experimentation is so much fun, especially when it turns out that good.

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    1. It is fun... WHEN it turns out!!! :) Thankfully, it did today. I do like experimenting and we come up with some great stuff that way. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  8. This looks delicious! We are big fans of cheesecake at our house!

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    1. Thank you... it really turned out to be a unique dessert, but really tasty. :) So glad you stopped by!

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  9. YUM! I will pin and make this asap!!! Looks soooo good. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! See you again on Sunday! Julia

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    1. I'm glad - it really is good! We put one of these pies in the freezer and are looking forward to pulling it out as a surprise for the family. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  10. Oh, my goodness I adore pie! Your recipe looks amazing!! Thank you so much for leaving your sweet comment on my blog with my fall home tour. Have a lovely day! ~ Jamie

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    1. Thank you... it did turn out to be pretty tasty- yum. :) I enjoyed your fall tour... and am so glad you stopped over. Thank you. :)

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  11. I enjoyed this post for the pie, but more for the honest way you shared your "mistakes". That's rare in the world of blogs and so refreshing. You may have found things you would do differently with the filling, but I doubt there are any issues with your pie crust. It looks perfectly tender and flaky. Well done. ~ Nancy

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    1. What a wonderfully nice comment! Thank you. I do try to be "real" and not fake, and I really appreciate the encouragement. It was really good. I appreciate your visit. :)

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  12. Oh my goodness. I think I would of like the one with chocolate pudding more too! I have got to try this! Thanks for sharing with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:)

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    1. :) Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful linky party. :)

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  13. Oh I am kind of craving these now! Thank you for sharing with us at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday party.

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    1. Time to bake then! :) Thank you for visiting.

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  14. Yum, yum! They looks so tasty! Beautiful crusts too! I love your baking experiments, they inspire me to go outside the box :) Thanks for sharing your lovely posts on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week!

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    1. Thank you.... I do like to experiment. :)

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  15. Yummy!! They look soooo delicious!! <3

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  16. Oh wow, I could just eat some of this ,yummy :)

    Thanks for linking up #Wednesdaybloghop

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    1. It was pretty tasty... didn't last long here at our house. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  17. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE both ot those! That looks amazing. I can't wait to try it! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2015/02/try-new-recipe-tuesday-february-24.html

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    1. Good.... I hope you get a chance to try it.... I need to do it again also. :) Thank you for visiting... and for the great link up party. :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  19. Sounds so delicious!! YUMMY!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  20. Your pies look amazing. The cherry cheesecake combo sounds so good. Thanks for sharing this at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Theresa @ DearCreatives

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    1. Thank you. It was wonderful... though I still need to do some work to figure out how to make it stay as a layer in the pie. :) Thank you for visiting.

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