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Cherry Delight

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Cherry delight is the perfect no-bake cheesecake dessert that is always a huge hit! It is rich, creamy, and has the perfect level of sweetness. It’s perfect for a holiday, family gathering, or any special occasion.

Cherry Delight

When it comes to dessert I love easy no-bake treats! It’s no wonder why I love no-bake cherry bomb cookies, no-bake peanut butter Oreo Pie and of course this Cherry Delight dessert. 

Cherry Delight is one of our favorite desserts in our house! It is one that it is always on the dessert table for every holiday! We love the simplicity of it without sacrificing any flavor. 

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What will I need to complete this recipe?

You will need the following ingredients:

  • Graham Crackers 
  • Dark Brown Sugar 
  • Salted Butter 
  • Cream Cheese 
  • Vanilla Extract  
  • Lemon 
  • Icing sugar 
  • Cool Whip 
  • Cherry Pie Filling 

You will need the following supplies:

  • Food Processor 
  • Metal or Wooden Spatula or Spoon 
  • Large and Small Mixing Bowls
  • 9×13 Pan 
  • Measuring Spoons in Various Sizes
  • Measuring Cups in Various Sizes
  • Electric Beater 

How to Make Cherry Delight

  • Mix graham crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until all incorporated.

  • Add to a lightly greased 9×13 pan and flatten with a flat bottom measuring cup or glass.

  • Refrigerate while preparing the filling layer.
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth with electric beaters.

  • Add vanilla, lemon juice, icing sugar and beat again until well mixed, and there are no more icing sugar chunks. Then fold in whipped topping and mix well.

  • Layer on top of the crust as evenly as possible. It is easier to spread with a metal or wooden spatula or spoon versus silicone.

  • Add 2 cans of cherry pie filling to the top and spread evenly. Alternatively, add  1 ½ and reserve the other 1/2 can until you plate it for additional garnish. 

  • Set 8 hours or overnight.
Cherry Delight

Tips Tricks and FAQs

1. Be sure your cream cheese is at room temperature prior to mixing. You want to make sure that you really cream the cream cheese prior to adding other ingredients. This is the secret to a really creamy fluffy cheesecake layer. 
2. Be sure to not add the pie filling until you are ready to serve it. When it comes to the pie filling, use as much as you prefer. There is no wrong amount. 
3. If you prefer you can swap out the crust for another flavor. Try using Oreo cookies, Vanilla wafers, or crushed pretzels instead of the graham crackers. 
4. You can also freeze the crust if you prefer while you are preparing the dessert. 
5. Feel free to use a different pie filling flavor. Try using blueberry or even apple pie filling. 

Storage

You will want to store your leftover cherry delight in the fridge covered for up to 4 days. 

Cherry Delight

Can you make this ahead of time?

Yes! In fact, you will need to make it ahead of time for it to be properly set. At a minimum, you will want to make it 8 hours in advance, but I prefer making it the night before. 

Cherry Delight

Do I have to use canned cherry pie filling? 

No, you do not need to use canned cherry pie filling. You can use fresh or frozen cherries or you can make your own cherry pie filling. 

Cherry Delight

Cherry Delight

Cherry delight is the perfect no-bake cheesecake dessert that is always a huge hit! It is rich, creamy, and has the perfect level of sweetness. It’s perfect for a holiday, family gathering, or any special occasion.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • Crust:
  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, approx. 16 pieces
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, not packed
  • 3/4 cups salted butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 2 8-ounce bricks of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tub cool whip
  • Topping:
  • 2- 540mL cans of cherry pie filling (or less)

Instructions

  1. Mix graham crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until all incorporated.
  2. Add to a lightly greased 9x13 pan and flatten with a flat bottom measuring cup or glass.
  3. Refrigerate while preparing the filling layer.
  4. Beat cream cheese until smooth with electric beaters.
  5. Add vanilla, lemon juice, icing sugar and beat again until well mixed, and there are no more icing sugar chunks. Then fold in whipped topping and mix well.
  6. Layer on top of the crust as evenly as possible. It is easier to spread with a metal or wooden spatula or spoon versus silicone.
  7. Add 2 cans of cherry pie filling to the top and spread evenly. Alternatively, add  1 ½ and reserve the other 1/2 can until you plate it for additional garnish. 
  8. Set 8 hours or overnight.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

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