With that in mind, I present my take on Cherry Cream Cheese Pie. Everyone seems to have a recipe for this old favorite, and most of them involve sweetened condensed milk. Mine, preserved in my recipe box in my mother-in-law's handwriting, is a different version. I make it using light cream cheese and light Cool Whip, and if I ignore the sugar, I can pretend it's not so unhealthy after all!
Mom Greta's Cherry Cream Cheese PieMake or buy a graham cracker crust for a nine-inch pie plate.
Whip together 12 ounces of light cream cheese, an 8 ounce container of Cool Whip, and 1 cup of powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy and pile into the graham crust. Chill.
Once the pie is set, spread with cherry pie filling, serve, and enjoy a cool, light treat.