Your favorite simple, summery, fruity side dish, made into a no-bake cheesecake pie! With an extra ingredient or two, my Pink Stuff recipe is transformed into this easy Pink Stuff Cheesecake Pie that comes together with 10 minutes of prep.
What are you making for Easter?? Please tell me your Easter menu will include these Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies or these sandwich cookie Easter Chick Cookies? They’re sooo cute and fun, and if you’re hanging out with kids for the holiday, they will LOVE making those.
My family still gets together to dye eggs. We make a thing of it. This year we’re going to incorporate making those cookies too when we get together for eggs. My Mom’s really excited to make them. She keeps bugging me about it and saying, “We’ve got to make those cookies when you get home!” I know exactly which cookies she’s talking about before she starts describing them.
Also on the Easter menu: Pink Stuff. I shared my family’s Pink Stuff recipe at Thanksgiving, but we make it for eeeeevery holiday and get-together. Fall, winter, spring, or summer, doesn’t matter. Pink Stuff knows no boundaries in our family. We call it a ‘salad’, or rather my Gma calls it a ‘salad’, but it’s really a light, fruity dessert. It’s never a question of whether we are making this for a family event. It gets automatically slated into a spot on the menu.
When I was brainstorming recipes for Easter, I was struck with the idea to make Pink Stuff into a pie. I mean, it’s more like a fruity, refreshing dessert, so throw it in a pie shell, and make it a simple, no-bake pie filling. Doesn’t that sound wonderful??
Only thing is, standard Pink Stuff is really fluffy and light. It would have no way to hold shape at all. So I added cream cheese to my Pink Stuff recipe, and it’s much sturdier for it. After a good chill in the refrigerator, the pie totally holds up. It’s still really light, fruity, and fluffy, but now it’s a Pink Stuff Cheesecake Pie.
This Pink Stuff Cheesecake Pie recipe actually makes two pies! Although they’re small pies. I used store-bought 9-inch crusts, and even though they say they’re 9 inches, they’re pretty damn small. Nevertheless, two small pies will feed a crowd, and that makes this such a great holiday dessert. If you’ve got company coming for Easter, this Pink Stuff Cheesecake Pie option is fantastic.
They couldn’t be easier to make. You can prep the pies in 10 minutes, and the ingredient list is short! Everyone loves a light and fruity pie for springtime, so it will undoubtedly be a hit.
- 12 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 - 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, very well drained
- 1 - 30 oz. can cherry pie filling
- 1 - 8 oz. container Cool Whip, thawed
- 2 - 9-inch store-bought prepared pie crusts, graham cracker or shortbread
- In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
- Add sweetened condensed milk, and beat until smooth.
- Stir in pineapple, cherry pie filling, and Cool Whip.
- Divide evenly between two pie crusts.
- Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Cut and serve.
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