Black forest cheesecake pie is no bake and can be made in just minutes! Ready-to-use chocolate cookie crust with two layers of smooth cream pie filling. Top with a spoonful of canned cherry pie filling and you have a seriously amazingly delicious dessert loaded with chocolate, cherry, and cheesecake flavors.
This pie. There really are no words for it. It is one of those things that you make and ask yourself “did I really just make this pie because it is so dang good!” I think it’s even more surprising because this pie can be made in just minutes. Minutes people!
Sometimes I like spending hours in the kitchen making everything from scratch and making gourmet things. But then other times ( most of the time!) I like quick, easy, simple, and crazy delicious recipes that I know I can count on. This black forest cheesecake pie is one of those.
Black forest is traditionally a chocolate and cherry combination. And trust me when I say that this pie is loaded with chocolate and cherry flavor. You use a pre-made chocolate crust. You can use either a chocolate graham cracker crust or you can use an Oreo crust. I love the Oreo crust because it’s Oreo…. what’s not to love?!
The cream filling is simply cream cheese, sugar, sour cream (I know, weird, just trust me 🙂 ), vanilla extract, and cool whip. Pour half of that into the crust and then add cocoa powder and additional sweetener in with the remaining. Spread that on top of the vanilla cream. Put it in the fridge overnight, or for several hours, so it can set. Top each slice with a spoonful of cherry pie filling.
You end up with perfect layers of chocolate crust, vanilla cheesecake, and then chocolate cheesecake. Topped with some cherries!
I can promise that this no bake pie will taste like it took hours to make. But really, it takes maybe 5 minutes. You can choose to go all out and make your own whipped cream, Oreo crust, and cherry pie filling….. try using those more convenient ingredients, as listed in the recipe, because it really is so delicious and tastes like it’s homemade from scratch.
This my friends is dessert perfection. I promise you will love this one! Thanks for visiting 🙂
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- 1 ready-to-use chocolate crust (Oreo or chocolate graham cracker crust)
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 carton (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth and combined.
Add in sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat together until combined. Fold in Cool Whip with a spatula and stir until it's mixed well.
Spread half of the mixture into the ready-to-use pie crust.
Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar to the remaining cream filling and beat together until combined.
Spread evenly over the cream cheese layer.
Cover and let refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight works really good too. Cut into slices and serve each slice with some cherry pie filling.
I prefer to use full fat dairy products when baking. I always use full-fat sour cream and full-fat cream cheese, as well as the regular Cool Whip. You can use the 1/3 fat reduced cream cheese, lite Cool Whip, and even light sour cream. I know it will still turn out a beautiful pie, but you won't get that richness and creaminess you would when using full-fat dairy products.
You want to make sure your cream cheese is really soft so you avoid lumps. I like to put mine in a bowl and microwave it for about 30-45 seconds to make sure it's nice and soft.
This pie gets better and better as it sits in the fridge. I love making this the day before and letting it sit in the fridge for overnight. The flavors have more time to develop! You need minimum of 6 hours in the fridge so plan for that when making this pie. This pie will last 3-4 days in the fridge.
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recipe adapted from Taste of Home