National Cherry Cheesecake Day! Made Easy!

National Cherry Cheesecake Day Recipe

Cherry cheesecake is an indulgent dessert that’s perfect for almost any occasion. And in honor of National Cherry Cheesecake Day–that being April 23rd–we have a recipe that’s so delicious, you’ll want to make it all the time. And can. Easily. More importantly, this cherry cheesecake recipe is a simple base that gives you plenty of room to add whatever your kids crave: chocolate chips, strawberries, blueberries, or even bananas. We won’t pretend that makes it any healthier, but the tasty possibilities are as endless as your kids’ imagination!  [photo via flickr]

Graham Cracker Crust Recipe
  • 2 cups of finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 ounces of soft butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup of white granulated sugar
  1. In a small bowl, mix all three ingredients together. Stir well until the butter/margarine has fully melted.
  2.  Pour the mixture in a nine inch pie pan or pie tin. Carefully press the mixture into the pan. Press down flat along the bottom and sides.
  3.  Bake the crust for about ten minutes
  4.  Take out the crust and cool until it’s ready to use.
Cherry Cheesecake Recipe
  • 1 pre-made graham cracker crust(or follow our recipe above)
  • 2 packages of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups fresh pitted cherries or 1 can cherry pie filling
  1. Mix the two packages of softened cream cheese with sugar and condensed sweetened milk.
  2. Beat until smooth using a wooden spoon or electric mixer.
  3. Pour the mixture into the crust and place it in the fridge for three hours or until firm.
  4. Right before serving, top off the pie with two cups of fresh cherries or the cherry filling, spreading evenly.
  5. Serve and enjoy!