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Easy Dessert Idea

With all of the kids being out of school and home much more, I like to use easy recipe ideas to curb both their boredom and their appetites! This easy recipes is one I used to make with my mom and has only 5 ingredients and takes all of 5 minutes to prepare. I like to make it at night before bed to give it time to set and be ready the next day.

These are all of the ingredients you need! Other than the canned cherries and pie crust (any brand of those will do) stick with the specific brands I have here. I’ve tried other brands and from texture to taste other combinations just don’t work well together.

First up, good old fashioned graham cracker crust! Feel free to make your own, use the tart size option, or make little parfaits with the crust on the bottom.

You need one package of Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened) to get started.

Next, add in one whole can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Add in 1/3 cup of ReaLemon Lemon Juice. Please try to find this exact lemon juice, it really is the best lemon juice for this recipe. I’ve tried others and in my opinion they just don’t work.

Combine all ingredients until well blended (some lumps are fine). I recommend using a hand mixer for a minute or two on low.

Pour mixture into pie shell and let set in the refrigerator (preferably overnight) or at least a few hours until somewhat firm. *Please note the mixture does not get completely firm, it will firm up but the texture is more on the creamier side.*

Once the mixture is set, top the pie with chilled cherry pie filling/topping.

Serve and enjoy!

More family friendly recipes coming soon...

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