Grandma’s French Cherry Pie

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For a delicious, no-bake dessert that is perfect any time of the year, this french cherry pie recipe is for you! French Cherry PieFor just about as long as Mr. Mom Endeavors can remember, his grandma has been whipping up this tasty cherry pie. It’s one of his very favorite desserts – no doubt due in part to all the great memories of Grandma making it. Plus, it helps that the pie is super tasty! I have NO idea why it’s called French Cherry Pie. I’ve also seen similar versions called “Cherry Cheese Pie” or of course just good old “No Bake Cherry Cheesecake”. But, no matter what you name it, it’s SUPER yummy! Grandma's French Cherry PieAside from it being delicious, this pie is VERY easy to make! In fact, we hear that Grandma tries to make sure she has the ingredients on hand all the time in case she finds out about company stopping by and needs to have a treat ready! She’ll be 93 in October and still lives in her 100+ year old house in Nebraska. We were lucky enough to visit her in Nebraska recently and even though she only had about 4-5 hours notice before our arrival, she managed to make her grandson one of his favorite treats.

Right before we were heading out to drive to her house, Mr. Mom Endeavors said to me, “Oh man, I really wish we had some of Grandma’s cherry pie dessert”. We spent a few hours visiting with her and as we walked out to leave, she came out of the kitchen with this beautiful pie for us! Awww! The BEST surprise! Sweet moments like this with your 93-year-old grandma are extra special! Cherry Cheese PieSo, without further ado, here is Grandma’s French Cherry Pie recipe:

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Grandma's French Cherry Pie

This no-bake cherry pie dessert is creamy, easy to make, and delicious
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors


  • 1 pkg cream cheese 8 oz
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tub whipped topping 8oz
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust


  • Mix together cream cheese, sugar, & vanilla until well-combined and creamy.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread into the graham cracker pie crust.
  • Top with cherry pie filling.
  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours, serve, and enjoy!
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I love not only is it easy to make (with few ingredients and being no-bake), but it works great for so many occasions – like Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, and of course Husker football watch parties! 😉


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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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5 Responses

  1. Before my aunt passed away, she used to make us cherry pie every Thanksgiving and I have no idea what her recipe was. However, I do know that it was very basic and used a graham cracker pie crust and was almost like a cheesecake too. Because of that, I am pretty sure that your recipe with its six ingredients is what I am looking for. Yet, what type of texture does the cream cheese take on after it is done?

    1. Hi Faylinn,
      Hope this is what you’re looking for! The cream cheese filling is like a creamy, lighter, less dense than normal cheesecake. It’s SUPER yummy!

    1. Hi Stephanie, I’ve never tried that with this one, but I’m sure it good! Let us know if it works! 🙂

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