Miss Georgia’s Cherry Pie

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Miss Georgia’s Cherry Pie

By Paula Deen

Cherry Pie
1 ½ cups Graham cracker crumbs
1 stick margarine (or butter)
8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
2 teaspoons milk
1-cup confectioner’s sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
½ pint whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling

Pre heat oven to 325 degrees

Melt butter or margarine in saucepan.  Once melted, add graham cracker crumbs.  Press in bottom of oblong baking dish.  Bake 15 minutes.  Chill.

In large mixing bowl using a hand mixer cream the cream cheese, milk and sugar until well blended.  Spread on top of graham cracker crust.  Sprinkle chopped nut on top of cheese mixture. 

In mixing bowl whip cream until stiff and add vanilla, mix thoroughly.  Spread whip cream over nuts.  Chill for 2 to 3 hours.  Spread cherry pie filling over whip cream layer.  Let chill over night.  Cut into squares and lift out with spatula.

Notes From Paula’s Test Kitchen:  Pie never became really firm.  However will slice clean. On our second test, we increased the cream cheese by 4 oz. and vanilla by ¼ teaspoon.  We made our pies in individual 6” round springform pans.  Pie was firm with simple flavors and was presented beautifully in the little round shape.

Interesting Side Note From The Food Editor:  Since this recipe was originally handed down by Miss Georgia 1965 we decided to style this dish on a china pattern of my grandmothers.  A beautiful light blue band with gold trim around the plate. Purchased new in Moberly, MO in 1965.

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By Linda on July 24, 2014


What size pan? It just says oblong pan.

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By Nancy Boyd on July 13, 2013


I made this recipe the other day because it said Miss Georgia and it was to die for!!! Thanks y'all for the delicious pie recipe especially Paula!

By Georgia on April 25, 2013


Which Miss Georgia's recipe is this?

By J. L. Sandersfield on January 18, 2013


I Love your light recipes

By margaret Ead on October 15, 2012


your cherry pie is the best pie ever made i just cant belive how good it is yum. love talea cHAMBERS THANKS!

By talea on June 29, 2011

This recipe was given to “Mrs. Georgia” 1965 not “Miss” Georgia - lol -  It does look superb and elegant!

By Chris on March 20, 2010

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