Cherry Cheesecake


11 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 shortbread or graham cracker crust (8 or 9 inches)
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


1In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spoon into crust. Top with pie filling. Refrigerate until serving.

Helpful Hints:

When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie was always the answer. You can substitute a graham cracker crust or use another type of fruit pie filling for a change of pace. Even the chilling time is flexible if you're in a big hurry.
Total Time Prep: 15 min. + chilling
Makes 6-8 servings
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 464 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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