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Cherry cheese pie in a glass

A unique and colorful way to serve cherry cheese pie.

 Cherry cheese pie in a glass

This dessert is dressed for success when served in a glass such as a large shot glass or a mini-wine glass. The colors are so pretty, and it looks like something right out of a magazine. This doesn’t even take into account how delicious this cheese pie is. Sweet, creamy and crunchy, what more could you ask for? And the good news is that this cherry cheese pie is super-easy to make, too.

Cherry cheese pie in a glass recipe

Recipes adapted from Eagle Brand Cherry Cheese Pie and Keebler Graham Cracker Crust

Serves 8 to 10


For the graham cracker crust

  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

For the cheese pie

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup reconstituted lemon juice (bottled lemon juice) 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1-1/2 cups Cool Whip topping (or whipped cream)
  • 8 to 10 large shot glasses (or mini-wine glasses)


For the graham cracker crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, add the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter.
  3. Mix together with a fork.
  4. Add the graham cracker mixture to a small shallow baking pan. Press the mixture evenly onto the bottom and sides of the pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven until light brown (about 8 to 9 minutes).
  6. Let cool and break up into small pieces.
For the cheese pie

  1. In a medium-size bowl, add the cream cheese and the sweetened condensed milk. Beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the vanilla extract and lemon juice.
  3. At the bottom of each shot glass add a layer of graham cracker crust pieces.
  4. Then add a layer of the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Next add a layer of the cherry pie filling.
  6. Just before serving add a dollop of Cool Whip topping or whipped cream to the top of each serving.
  7. These can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator before serving.

More cherry recipes

Cherry crumb cake
Easy individual cherry cobbler recipes
Thanksgiving pie pops

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