Quick and Easy Cherry Cheesecake Pie Bites
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These little Cherry Cheesecake Pie Bites aren't just adorable — they're also so delicious! The flaky pie crust surrounding creamy cheesecake and cherry pie filling will make you keep coming back for more, especially when accompanied by an almond glaze for dipping! Bonus: These are so quick and easy to make! By the way, if you love how these turn out, try keeping prepared pie dough and a block of cream cheese on hand for party emergencies — think of the possible sweet and savory combinations!
Serves: 10 servings (2 bites each)
Cheesecake Cherry Pie Bites:
  • 2 packages (2-count) refrigerated pie crusts (4 crusts total)
  • 1 (8-ounce) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Brick, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 teaspoon water for egg wash
  • Sugar for sprinkling
Almond Dipping Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Unroll the refrigerated pie crusts one at a time and use a 4 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut out as many circles as possible. (I got 5 circles from each crust, for a total of 20 circles.) Lay these out on your prepared baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together Philadelphia Cream Cheese, sugar, and egg until smooth. Transfer this to a zip-top bag with the corner cut off. In the middle of each pie crust dough round, pipe about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture. Spoon 1 or 2 cherries with sauce on top. Fold the pie dough over into an empanada shape, sealing together the edges with a fork. (Some of the filling will inevitably ooze out as you crimp, but don’t worry! They’ll still bake up super cute.) Poke a couple of small vents into each cherry pie bite with a fork, brush it with egg wash, and sprinkle it with sugar.
  3. Bake the bites for 14 to 15 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack to cool. Whisk together the powdered sugar, water, and almond extract, and pour into a dip bowl. Serve the cooled bites and dip together.
Recipe by Willow Bird Baking at http://willowbirdbaking.com/2016/04/22/quick-and-easy-cherry-cheesecake-pie-bites/