Cream cheese pies galore! Whether it’s the holiday season and you need a cheap, fast afterwork pie for a holiday party, or it’s the springtime and Easter eggs are being hunted, there is nothing better than a cream cheese pie. Here are nearly 30 of the most fruitiest, chocolaty, peanut buttery, and even meaty cream cheese pies.
1. Bake Mine a Berry!
Cornmeal crust, you say? In a berry cream cheese pie? Yes, and it’s the bomb.
It adds a sophisticated crunch and salty texture. It helps to seal the deal, so to speak, with the sweetness and creaminess within the pie itself. Plus, the crunch helps when dealing with berry seeds caught in a cheesy bite.
The use of both berry puree in a separate layer on top of the cream cheese along with the sliced fruit adds such a wonderful touch. Perfect for summer soirees and pool parties!
2. Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
Instead of a crunchy exterior, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie by Pillsbury uses a pre-made store-bought Pillsbury Pie Crust. Just one crust will do, and this way you get to bake two of these pies. You actually don’t bake the pie, but rather only the pie crust.
I have a small container of white ceramic balls that weigh a lot. I got it just for baking pies. I have yet to use them, but this pie might just be the pie that breaks them in.
The recipe features whole strawberries sitting on their shoulders, tips to a point. The pie is finished with a drizzle of chocolate for a decorative flourish and flavor.
3. Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie With Lemon Cream
Back to the crust, in this recipe, The Local Palate takes on a whole new method of making the pie shell. Ingredients include vinegar, shortening, and cold water. They use three different layers of fillings and creams to pull the Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie with Lemon Cream together.
I would love to make this labor-intensive pie on a holiday. They use half a cup of creme fraiche in the lemon cream, and that’s my jam. A strawberry filling includes four whole cups of freshly sliced strawberries, and seven tablespoons of lemon juice is included in the pie.
4. Lemon Cream Cheese Pie
Here is a secret that I haven’t shared before. I have never made my own from-flour pie crust. I always use a graham cracker crust or a pre-made pie crust.
Is that a fault of a home cook? I think not. Anyway, this Lemon Cream Cheese Pie features gingersnap cookie crumbs and melted Land O Lakes Butter.
Very simple, and very much like the graham cracker crust I am used to making! The pie also includes a lemon glaze that goes over the cream cheese filling once it is set up. This glaze serves as a drizzle of flavor as there is also lemon zest inside the pie filling, too.
5. Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie
While most products at the Williams Sonoma store are expensive, this Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie recipe is affordable to put together. Very simply put, the crust is a homemade graham cracker crumb with butter and spices. The filling uses a homemade blueberry filling made from eggs, cream cheese, sugar, and two cups of fresh blueberries.
William Sonoma calls this blueberry custard a three-layer treat.
6. Raspberry Cream Cheese Pie
Another graham cracker crust base, this pie by Land O Lakes goes up a notch. Visually speaking, this is a wonderfully delightful dessert. The presentation features a graham cracker crust in a warm brown tone with a thick pink raspberry filling.
A thinner layer of raspberry gel speckled with fresh raspberries gets added to the top under a dollop of whipped cream. I see this as a great summer cream cheese pie or one that works right at the Fourth of July when someone is allergic to or doesn’t like blueberries and strawberries. Pair the red raspberry pie with blue plums, Concord grapes, or blackberries that are really more blue than black.
7. Philadelphia Cream Cheese Pie aka Cherry Delight
Philadelphia Cream Cheese by Kraft Heinz is all about the cream cheese pie. They have tons of recipes on the My Food and Family website. However, the Cherry Delight cream cheese pie is the one that I grew up eating.
This is the traditional cream cheese pie that I ate in the Southeast and again in the Midwest, so I feel it’s safe to say this is a pretty wholesome American pie. Maybe more popular than even apple pie, let’s be honest. It’s also super easy.
You do not even make your own pie filling. Just grab a couple of cans of cherry pie filing and some Cool Whip, two packs of Philadelphia cream cheese, and a box of graham crackers. Butter and powdered sugar hold the entire thing up, until it is devoured as soon as it’s ready.
8. Fluffy Orange Cream Cheese Pie
Eagle Brand by Borden is the sweetened condensed milk that is most popular in the US when making no-bake cream cheese pies, including this one. The Fluffy Orange Pie is a cream cheese pie that uses vanilla wafers or Nilla Wafers for the cookie crumb crust. They also feature Engle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, along with heavy cream and frozen orange juice concentrate.
That’s where the orange flavor comes from, and this will be the next cream cheese pie for me! This will go perfectly in the hot summer months when the sun is most-orange.
9. Coconut Cream Cheese Pie
Another recipe by Kraft Heinz, this Coconut Cream Cheese Pie looks outstanding. If you are a coconut cake lover like myself, then you will appreciate the snowball like consistently of a well flaked coconut dessert. This pie does not disappoint.
The filling is full of JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and Philadelphia Cream Cheese plus Cool Whip Lite for reduced calories. They also sell Cool Whip without sugar if you are restricting your diet. However, with a quarter cup of butter and more than a cup of Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut, it’s going to be hard to say this is healthy.
10. Gingersnap Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart
Now it’s time to transition from all those great fruit cream cheese pies to something more fall-inspired. Here is something that will allow you to finally “off” your pumpkin spice latte habit. No more PSL when you have Gingersnap Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart in the fridge.
This is a much more filling treat and stands alone, or with a hot cocoa topped with toasted marshmallow fluff. Gingersnaps are the secret ingredient, and they go in the crust and on top as a crunchy adornment.
11. Apples and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pie
Apples and cinnamon in a cream cheese pie is everything you want in a fall-inspired late night snack. This is a pie that is both healthy and full of fiber, as well as sweet and spicy. The use of apple pie filling in a can and a pre-made graham cracker crust makes this pie ready in less than an hour, including chilling time.
Taste of Home’s Apple Cream Cheese Pie uses confectioner’s sugar instead of granulated or brown sugar, which gives the cream cheese more lift and adds a fluffier mouth feel.
12. Cranberry Sour Cream Pie
You had me at the Portlandia Pie Lady! I did not know there was such a website, and now that I’ve found it I am thrilled. This is also one of the more elegant and festive cream cheese pies in this recipe roundup.
The Cranberry Sour Cream Pie calls for using mascarpone cheese, but you can also substitute our go-to cheese in this roundup—cream cheese! The result is a holiday ring of whipped white as snow topping over a jelled creamy red cranberry layer. Sugared whole cranberries really are the icing on the cake for this one, and I agree with the Portlandia Pie Lady—those candied cranberries are everything.
13. No Bake Easy Cheese Pie
Easy peasy is the name of the game here with The Kitchn. This recipe for a Fluffy Cream Cheese Pie requires only five ingredients. Pre-made graham cracker crust, or homemade if you have your own recipe, and some cream cheese plus heavy cream and powdered sugar flavored with vanilla—and you’ve got yourself a cream cheese pie.
14. Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie
How have we come this far without having chocolate in a pie recipe roundup? Not sure, but I will be making this Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie with a chocolate cookie crust. The secret to this filling is chocolate instant pudding along with Oreo cookies.
Of course, cream cheese is in there, too, but it’s the chocolate-flavored pudding that sets this pie up for success.
15. Matcha No Bake Cream Cheese Pie
Want something green for your next cream cheese pie? Whether it’s for St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween, the Eagle Brand recipe for No Bake Matcha Pie is the best thing yet. It’s totally green and naturally dyed using matcha tea powder.
Gelatin powder and cream cheese are combined to set this filling into a firm consistency ready for a picture-perfect slice. Chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs come together to make a well-balanced, flavorful crust.
16. Pink Lemonade Cream Cheese Pie
At the other end of the color wheel, we have this No Bake Pink Lemonade Pie. All you need to color this pie is a sugary pink lemonade drink mix concentrate powder and some red food coloring. If you are averse to artificial food dyes, use a natural food dye made from beet powder or strawberry powder to help boost the pink tint without changing the flavor.
You’ll also get to tint some shredded coconut pink in this dessert. The use of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, store-bought graham cracker crumbs, and a tub of Cool Whip come together for a no-bake freezer treat.
17. Cream Cheese and Banana Pudding Pie with Nilla Wafer Crust
Sure, the Six Sisters’ Stuff site calls this an Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe (With Nilla Wafer Crust). I call it a Cream Cheese and Banana Pudding Pie With Nilla Wafer Crust. From Georgia where homemade banana pudding showed up every Sunday for lunch, I am well aware of a great modernized banana pudding when I see one.
And this cream cheese pie with a layer of instant vanilla pudding, freshly sliced banana coins, Cool Whip, and caramel are everything right here. I really love the use of Nilla Wafers. These are old-fashioned vanilla wafer cookies that are similar to shortbread, but without a filling and with plenty of crunch.
18. No Crust Cream Cheese Pie
Cream cheese, two pounds of it, go into this crustless cheese pie. The No Crust Cream Cheese Pie featured here is set up with three eggs, a cup of sour cream, and sugar. This is more of a classic take on a cream cheese pie, and it’s more like a cheesecake thanks to the eggs, which require baking to set.
Even though the pie has no crust, it does have a topper with the use of canned pie filling or sliced fresh fruit.
19. Eagle Brand Cream Cheese Cherry Dream Pie
Eagle Brand, back again, and this time with the Cherry Dream Pie. The use of a cherry pie filling as a topper makes this a tried and true no-bake cream cheese pie. For some reason, I still go back to this myself; I personally find cherry to be the best fruit for a cream cheese pie.
It’s the tartness of these fruits, as well as their round and smooth texture, that pair well with the sugary, creamy cheese filling.
20. Instant Pudding Cream Cheese Pie
Want to make a pie that is super easy and quick to pull together? Have a party-ready cream cheese pie at any time with the use of this Instant Pudding Cream Cheese Pie recipe. The pie has four ingredients, which makes this the shortest grocery list in the recipe roundup.
Cream cheese, milk, instant pudding, and a pre-made graham cracker crust will send your dinner guests into pie mania. The pie recipe gives you the choice of lemon or pineapple flavored instant pudding, which goes well with cream cheese. However, you could use just about any flavor and change the pie and its coloration for any holiday or occasion.
21. Frozen Peanut Butter and Cream Cheese Pie
Here is one for the recipe books! Have yourself a Frozen Peanut Butter and Cream Cheese Pie this evening. The recipe calls for some interesting ingredients.
These include rolled oats, gluten, sliced almonds, dates, Greek yogurt, fresh whipping cream, peanut butter, and cream cheese. I know! It’s a lot! And these are healthier than your typical cream cheese pie ingredients, too.
If you want something more wholesome that still qualifies as a dessert, this is a go-to cream cheese recipe. Plus, if you’re like me and love peanut butter in all forms, you have to try this pie.
22. Mom’s Cream Cheese Pie
Tiffani Thiessen was someone famous when I was a child, back when “Saved By the Bell” was in fashion. Today, I guess she runs her own cooking channel, who’s to say? However, she has her Mom’s Cream Cheese Pie recipe to share.
This recipe includes a cream cheese filling plus a sour cream topping with just sour cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla. Eggs go into the pie, which has to be baked like a cheesecake.
23. Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Pie
Also called an icebox pie, this Old Fashioned Cream Cheese Pie is another baked pie. However, you cool the pie and serve it chilled, which is where the icebox part comes in. Icebox means refrigerator, by the way.
The recipe is simple and uses sour cream plus cream cheese to give the filling plenty of salty, creamy flavor. Lemon juice brightens up the filling, while a homemade graham cracker crust holds it all together.
24. No Bake Cream Cheese Pie
Here is another No Bake Cream Cheese Pie recipe that comes with alternative topping ideas. They suggest using chocolate and caramel drizzle, hot fudge sauce, or a raspberry puree to cover each slice of cheese pie. They also recommend using a bottle of lemon juice by Italian Volcano Lemon Juice, but fresh lemon is best in my opinion.
25. Vegan Oreo Cream Cheese Pie
The way I would go if I were a vegan, and I try to be most of the time, is with the Vegan Oreo Cream Pie. In fact, Oreo is the only non-fruit flavor of pie for me! A chocolate cookie filled with vanilla cream that is used along with cream cheese to make a cool treat? Why, yes! Count me in!
Here they use Tofutti brand cream cheese, but there are other options out there. Also, you need non-dairy-free sour cream for this recipe, which adds texture and flavor. They top the pie with dairy-free dark chocolate and chocolate cookie wafers for even more chocolate goodness.
26. Mincemeat Cream Cheese Pie
At the opposite end of the menu, we have Mincemeat Cream Cheese Pie. For those of you who are not used to mincemeat, like me, it is a chopped dried fruit and beef or venison suet with spices. So, this is going to be a savory cream cheese pie that stands way out from the rest in this recipe roundup.
However, if you are going to have a buffet or potluck of all-things-cream-cheese-pies, this recipe has to be included front and center. Enjoy a savory 12th-century dish of mincemeat topped with a cream cheese sauce and baked in a pastry shell until golden done.
27. French Cream Cheese Pie
The last and final recipe in this roundup of cream cheese pies is for the Secret Copycat Restaurant Recipes Bakers Square French Apple Cream Cheese Pie. Bakers Square Restaurant and Bakery is a restaurant in the US. This copycat recipe uses that bakery’s concept of a French Apple Cream Cheese Pie.
The recipe is one of the more extensive, with five separate layers. There is a graham cracker crust, topped with cream cheese and apple layers, and then covered in a pie crumb topping and whipped cream.