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Cream Cheese "Christmas" Pie

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Christmas Pie is another of my family's delicious traditions.  We also eat it for Thanksgiving, but I have always called it Christmas pie.  I don't know why.  It's probably my all-time favorite pie.  In fact, it's probably in the top 5 of my all-time favorite desserts, and I don't particularly care for most pies.  It's that good.  A little tangy, a little fruity, all refreshing.  There's nothing not to like about it, in my book.  But that's just me.  See what you think . . . 

Christmas Pie

1 baked 9-inch pie shell -- pastry or graham cracker, both are good
1 {8 oz.} brick of cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3 C. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla
1 can fruit pie filling

Whip softened cream cheese in a mixer until light and fluffy.  Gradually beat in the sweetened condensed milk.  Add lemon juice and vanilla.  Pour into pie shell and spread evenly.  Chill for several hours.  Top with fruit pie filling before serving.

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I made this particular batch with lime juice instead of lemon juice {just because that's what I had in the refrigerator} and raspberry topping.  They're pretty much interchangeable, but I really liked the slightly different flavor the lime juice gave it.  My favorite topping is blueberry, but the raspberry definitely looks Christmas-ier.  Either way, it's a must for our holiday celebrations.

What's your "must-have" traditional dessert that you make for the holidays? 


  1. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for this wonderful Cheese cake it looks and sounds yummy.
    I am hopefully following (No buttons are working share or follow) from a brand new blog, so all visits and follows will be most welcome and appreciated.
    I wish you and your family a very happy and blessed Christmas.
    Love and best wishes.

  2. I am ready to try to this recipe and I am wondering, is it 1/3 cup of lemon juice? It just says 1/3. Thanks!

    1. Gah!! Sorry. It is 1/3 C lemon juice. Thanks for asking!


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