No-Bake Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe

no bake cherry dessert
Diana Rattray
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Freeze: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8 to 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
199 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 32mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's hard to believe that this delicious layered cherry and cream dessert requires no baking, but it's true—the dessert assembly is a snap and all you have to do is chill it. Cherry pie filling tops a sweetened cream cheese layer with a buttery graham cracker crust.

The richness of the cream cheese combined with the tartness of the cherry pie filling, served up cold, is a tasty finale to a satisfying dinner on the deck or patio. Cherry pie filling labeled "Premium" is a good choice because it contains 30 percent more fruit. If you have fresh cherries, make a homemade cherry pie filling.


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and press into an 8 x 8-inch pan or glass dish and chill.

  3. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy.

  4. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, then beat until smooth.

  5. Whip the cream and fold into the cream cheese mixture.

  6. Spoon the cream cheese mixture onto the chilled crust and spread it evenly.

  7. Spoon the cherry pie filling evenly over the cream cheese layer.

  8. Cover the dessert with wax paper or plastic and put it in the freezer.

  9. Before it's entirely frozen, cut the dessert into squares and then return it to the freezer.

  10. Remove the dessert from the freezer about 20 to 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tip

Note that 7 graham cracker rectangles (14 of the smaller squares) yield 1 cup of fine crumbs.

Recipe Variation

  • Replace the fresh whipped cream and powdered sugar with 2 cups of whipped Dream Whip topping if you'd like, or use thawed frozen whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip).

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