Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheese Pie

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My family loves Cheese Pie.

You might be asking yourself, “What is a Cheese Pie?”

A Cheese Pie is almost like a cheese cake but it not firm.  It sets up like a pie and oh how delish it is!

I grew up on my momma’s homemade Cherry and Blueberry Cheese Pie at every special holiday or event.  My kiddo’s didn’t have much choice to love them since it is a family favorite, and my hubby, well its sweet and has cream cheese, right?  Need I say more!

I love recreating my momma’s recipes, but sometimes I like to create my own to pass down as a family recipe to my children and grandchildren.  Momma used to make a traditional Cheese Pie and then pour Blueberry or Cherry topping over it.

I recreated it just a little different and a little healthier but still just as amazing!  But I couldn’t resist so I added a homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust!  Everything is better with chocolate, Right?

My hubby is all over the Chobani Greek Yogurt right now.  So I thought I would use it in my Cheese Pie.  It cut down on some of the sugar but you still have the sweetness of the pie.

And of course with this being Valentine’s week, I couldn’t resist using my adorable mini heart pie pans!

Aren’t they so sweet?

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What you need:

8 ounces of Chobani Original Greek Yogurt

8 ounces of Cream Cheese softened

1/4 cup of Maraschino Cherries Chopped Finely

1/8 cup of Maraschino Cherry Juice

2 cups of Powered Sugar

2 tsp of Vanilla

1/2 cup of Mini Chocolate Chips

 

What you do:

1) In a large  bowl, mix together Chobani Greek Yogurt, Cream Cheese, Powered Sugar and Vanilla until completely creamed together.

2) Next add in Chopped Cherries and Juice and mix.

3) Gently stir in Chocolate Chips.

4) Pour into desired crust.  I used a Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust.

5) Refrigerate for appx 30 minutes to set.

6) Serve and enjoy!

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If you would like to use my Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust just follow recipe below!

Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

What you need:

2 Sleeves of Chocolate Graham Crackers

1/2 cup of Butter

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What you do:

1) Place your Graham Crackers in food processor or ziplock bag and crush.

2) Melt your butter completely.

3) Pour crushed graham crackers and butter into bowl and stir together until graham crackers are completely soaked by butter.

4) Pour into a pie pan or plate and press down completely to form crust shape.

5) Bake at 350 F for appx 10-12 minutes to set crust.

6) Make sure to cool completely before pouring Cheese Pie into crust.

 

*If interested in any more recipes using Chobani Greek Yogurt, click here.

 

 

 

 

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