How to Make It

Step 1

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and flour at low speed with an electric mixer; add egg and extracts, beating until smooth. Set aside.

Step 2

Stir together cherries, cherry pie filling, and 2 tablespoons melted butter in a large saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Spoon hot cherry mixture into a lightly greased 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over hot cherries.

Step 3

Combine crushed vanilla wafers and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over cream cheese mixture.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown and set. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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