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Cherry Cream Pie with a Granola Crust

Impress a crowd with this super easy showstopper! Cherry Cream Pie with a granola crust is a hassle-free take on classic cherry pie! Granola makes a light and crispy crust that goes perfectly with creamy pie filling and bursts of cherry!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cool whip pie, cream pie recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 23 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 662 kcal
Author betsy

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 2 cups granola
  • 5 tablespoons butter melted

For the pie filling

  • 5 to 6 cups fresh pitted cherries about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the pie

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. frozen whipped topping thawed
  • granola pie crust
  • 16 oz cherry pie filling

Instructions

Make the pie crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

  2. Pulse the granola in a food processor until it has a less chunky, more crumbly consistency. Mix the melted butter and granola then press into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown. Cool.

Make the pie filling

  1. Meanwhile, In a saucepan over medium heat, combine cherries, water, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Stir in almond extract. Cool slightly before using as a topping.

Assemble the pie

  1. In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and the powdered sugar until combined. Add vanilla and beat 2 minutes. Gently fold in whipped topping. Transfer mixture into the pie crust. Top the filling with the cherries. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cream Pie with a Granola Crust
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 662 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 669mg19%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 67g74%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.