Miss Georgia’s Cherry Pie

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Miss Georgia’s Cherry Pie Miss Georgia’s Cherry Pie Recipe Courtesy of

A cherry cheesecake recipe handed down from Miss Georgia 1965!

Difficulty: Easy

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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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P:aula, I lookinf for the rrecip;e for your no-bake Cherry Cream Cheese p;ie (no Bake) it was about 2007 or2008 Very simp;le starts with a graham p;ie crust from store, and you e-mail me so that I can download the ingredients, P:LEAsep:leasep:leas. THANK YOU, NO HURRY, MY FRIENDS ARE COMMING IN aP;RIL. mES p:AT mURP;HY, 03-20-12

By P:atricia M. Murp;hy on March 20, 2012


I have used the original recipe thru the years and it is always good. Emily G.

By Emily Grover on November 22, 2011


My husband and I at your restaurant in Tunica, Mississippi and had you cherry pie. This was just an old fashion cherry pie and I would like to know if the recipe is in any of your cookbooks?

By Janet on October 18, 2011



By KELLY ABBATEMARCO on April 27, 2011


just made your cherry pie took it too the hosp i made it in a cake pan 13by9 cut it into sq. and put cool whip on top they all thought it was great and want too know how i made it thanks paula it was great well make it for mother day too hope you have a great mother day

By JANET SEABERN on April 27, 2011


By Anonymous on April 27, 2011


Thank You for making Text size availble for this recipe for Miss Georgia's Cherr Pie, too often I print a recipe and it is too small a print to read. I am on my way to the kitchen to make. Love all you all's recipes.Judy

By judy Oakleaf on April 27, 2011


I have made this cherry pie and the crowd just loved it. I did add the extra cream cheese and vanilla. Definitely will make again.

By Lillian Lane on April 27, 2011


Does the recipe reflect the updated amounts you recommend?

By Trudi on April 27, 2011


can i use strawberry pie filling since i dont like cherries?

By barbara on April 27, 2011


Paula, This trick with a bell pepper always works: Place your thumb ove the stem of the bell pepper and push down to the center of the bell pepper. Amazing, the stem and seeds come out and the bell pepper is clean. Pat Yarborough Jacksonville, Fl

By Anonymous on April 27, 2011


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By Jonathan Able on March 24, 2011


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By Anonymous on September 12, 2010


This was so good and very easy. I made one with blueberry pie filling and it was great.

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By Anonymous on May 03, 2010

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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