Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Pie

Cherry Pie

1 box Dream Whip (2 envelopes)
1 cup evaporated milk, chilled
1 - 8 ounce block cream cheese
2 cups sugar
1 can Cherry Pie filling
2 graham cracker crusts
Pour cold evaporated milk into a large mixing bowl.  Add 2 envelopes of Dream Whip.
Whip until stiff (about 4 minutes).
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
(Scrape bowl often with a spatula while beating.)
Pour into Dream Whip mixture and beat until smooth.
Put 1/4 of mixture in each graham cracker crust. 
Put 1/2 of Cherry Pie filling on top of each pie and smooth rest of mixture on top of pie.
I always looked forward to my mother making these pies at Christmas time when I was a girl.
I made two of them today, one to take to my husband's parents' house tomorrow and one to take to my mother and dad's house on Sunday.
Sweet hubby and I are home alone on this Christmas Eve afternoon.
Both sons are at their girlfriends families' get-togethers and our daughter and her husband and babies aren't coming in until after Christmas.
So, we are going with the flow, starting our own new traditions.
We're going to our church's Christmas Eve service and then out to eat.
Something totally new to us for a Christmas Eve, but I'm looking forward to it.
It's special to me any time someone else does the cooking and clean up!
But I think things will be pretty normal in the morning with our traditional opening of presents and then our Cinnamon Roll Breakfast.
In fact, one of our sons asked if he could invite his girlfriend for breakfast.
Maybe the other son's girlfriend can come too.
I have to admit that I do like tradition, but change can be good too.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas whether you celebrate with old traditions or new!

Post linked to:  Show and Tell Friday 
                         Pink Saturday


  1. Just wanted to wish you God's best blessings throughout the season. Because it's not just one day, is it? We had a small gathering today but tomorrow the entire gang will be here! Hopefully even the one grand-daughter I usually get to see only this once a year. After this we can look forward to days getting a bit longer. ( Your pie looks very yummy!)

  2. Oooh, that cherry pie and those cinnamon rolls look yummy, Sherry. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. ~ Nancy

  3. Happy Pink Saturday, Sherry. You are so right. Change can be good, too. We definitely have to change as our children get older, and make lives of their own. We are just thankful they keep coming home to us often. My husband would love that pie. I just saw one of my mother's old recipes the other day that called for Dream Whip. I didn't know if it was still made, and I am glad to see it is.

  4. I am from the old traditions time. It is hard seieng some of the new things going on. Just too commercialized. Wish I had a big slice of your pie.

  5. Yum, the pie and the tradition is lovely. I love the traditions of Christmas that always seems to bring smiles to our family and I bet to yours. Smile.

    xo, Jeanne

  6. Yum! Your pie looks amazing and so pretty for Christmas! You have some lovely traditions. I love tradition! Thanks for sharing your happy post and I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year.

    Christmas blessings,

  7. oh love this pie... hummm how to lose weight hehe


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