Cherry delight

Indulge your taste buds in the delightful fusion of creamy goodness and fruity sweetness with this Cherry Delight recipe. Perfect for any occasion, this dessert combines a buttery graham cracker crust, a velvety cream cheese layer, and the vibrant burst of cherry pie filling. Follow these simple steps to create a dessert that's sure to become a family favorite!



  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 9 whole crackers)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces cool whip (whipped topping), thawed
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling



  1. Prepare the Pan:
    • Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Melt Butter and Mix:
    • In a medium-sized bowl, melt the unsalted butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.
    • Add graham cracker crumbs and sugar to the melted butter, mixing until well combined.
  3. Press Crust:
    • Press the graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to create the crust.


  1. Prepare Cream Cheese Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, blend the softened cream cheese with a mixer until smooth and free of lumps.
  2. Add Sweetness:
    • Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until well incorporated.
  3. Fold in Cool Whip:
    • Gently fold in the thawed cool whip until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  4. Spread Filling:
    • Use a spoon or angled spatula to spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the graham cracker crust.
  5. Top with Cherry Filling:
    • Pour the cherry pie filling over the cream cheese layer, spreading it out carefully.
  6. Chill:
    • Refrigerate the dessert for at least two hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.
  7. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Slice into squares and serve this delightful Cherry Delight to your eager guests.

Elevate your dessert game with the luscious layers of this Cherry Delight. The combination of a buttery crust, velvety cream cheese, and sweet cherry filling creates a treat that's as visually appealing as it is delicious. Perfect for gatherings or a sweet ending to any meal, this recipe is a celebration of delightful flavors. Have fun creating and savoring this irresistible Cherry Delight!

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