Easy Creamy Cherry Pie with Pecan Crust plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

In honor of National Cherry Pie Day on February 20th, I give you this amazing recipe for Easy Creamy Cherry Pie with Pecan Crust from my Uncle Stony.

Easy Creamy Cherry Pie - simple dessert with pecan crust, cheesecake filling and cherry topping. National Cherry Pie Day February 20th.

Why is National Cherry Pie Day in February when cherries are not even blooming in many parts of the US yet? My only guess is it has something to do with the myth of George Washington and the cherry tree. And since Washington’s birthday is February 11th or the 22nd depending on which calendar we use (yes, really!), and we celebrate our first president sometime in this month with mattress sales and floating apostrophes (President’s or Presidents’ or Presidents?) I guess the powers that be decided to declare February 20th as the day to honor the humble cherry pie.

Oh brother! Who cares why? Just make this awesome pie already.

Did I mention the pecans in the crust and cherries on top? Two of my favorite things.

Add in the sweet cheesecake like layer in the middle and my taste buds are doing a happy dance.

Plus it is ridiculously easy to make:

  1. mix flour (gluten free is fine) and pecans with melted butter for the crust and bake
  2. whip together the cream cheese filling and spread on top
  3. dump the cherries on top and chill.

Easy Creamy Cherry Pie

Serves 16
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Dessert
Easy Creamy Cherry Pie - simple dessert with pecan crust, cheesecake filling and cherry topping. National Cherry Pie Day February 20th.



  • 2 cups all purpose flour (gluten free if desired)
  • 1 cup pecans (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup butter or margarine (melted)


  • 8oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1lb powdered sugar
  • 12oz whipped topping (aka Cool Whip)


  • 2 cans cherry pie filling


Combine flour, nuts and melted butter. Pat into a 13x9x2 pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar very well. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust.
Spread cherry pie filling over top. Chill for several hours.

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  1. Winnie

    O M G – that cherry pie is mouth-watering!! It looks sooooooooooo delicious
    And it’s very easy to make 🙂
    Thank you Audrey for sharing this recipe and for hosting this party 🙂

    1. Audrey

      Thanks for coming by, Winnie. I always love to see what you create.

  2. Easy Peasy Life Matters

    Thanks so much for hosting! It looks like another great party 🙂
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    1. Audrey

      Thanks for supporting us every week.

  3. CJ Huang | Morsels of Life

    I’m liking the sound of that pecan crust! Thanks for sharing and hosting! 🙂
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    1. Audrey

      Seriously, as much as I love cherries, this crust is the show stealer.

  4. Barbara

    I’ve been asking myself the same question about national cherry month, why February? Anyway I’ve linked up my cherry clafoutis. Your pie looks awesome. 🙂
    Barbara recently posted…Gluten Free Southern Spoon BreadMy Profile

    1. Audrey

      Thanks for linking up, I love clafoutis! I have to go check it out.

  5. Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness

    Easy is my favorite word when it comes to a pie 😉 This sounds delicious!

    1. Audrey

      I still prefer a pie that I don’t have to fuss with a pastry crust (though I know have a good recipe for that).

  6. Carlee

    Yummy! I love these kind of desserts.
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    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Carlee. I like to bake, but sometimes I just want easy like this.

  7. SusanF - ofeverymoment

    Visiting from Ducks ‘N a Row and I just yummed this 🙂
    And I’m glad you told me the 20th is National Cherry Pie Day!

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Susan! Thank goodness for the internet so we know these important dates.

  8. Erin - Suburban Simplicity

    Thanks for linking up at #WelcomeHomeWednesdays. Hope to see you next week!

    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Erin. I love your party.

  9. Amanda @The Kolb Corner

    Looks VERY yummy! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
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    1. Audrey

      Thanks, Amanda.

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