Cherry Delight

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Cherry Delight is an easy dessert recipe with a graham cracker crust, a cheesecake center, and topped off with cherry pie filling. This is a family-favorite dessert!

Cherry Delight is an easy dessert recipe with a graham cracker crust, a cheesecake center, and topped off with cherry pie filling.

With all that talk about food for the Super Bowl last week I totally forgot Valentine’s day is coming soon! I swear, doesn’t it feel like Christmas was just yesterday? I wish life would slow down just a bit. 😉

We love cherry desserts at our house, and we love cheesecake too, so when I came across this Cherry Delight recipe I knew we would really enjoy it. Well, we absolutely did! It’s a super easy recipe with a graham cracker crust, homemade cheesecake and a sweet cherry pie filling. It’s not too shabby to look at either. Perfect for your special Valentine! ♥ 

If you’re not a cherry fan (weirdo 😉 ) then you could definitely use your favorite pie filling instead! Strawberry, raspberry, lemon… The options are endless!

Cherry Delight is an easy dessert recipe with a graham cracker crust, a cheesecake center, and topped off with cherry pie filling.


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Cherry Delight

Servings 12
Author Holly



  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • 1 large can of cherry pie filling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • FOR CRUST: Mix crushed graham crackers, melted butter and sugar together then press evenly into the bottom of an 11×7-inch baking dish. Bake for 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before making filling.
  • FOR FILLING: Pour heavy cream into a large bowl. Using an electric hand-mixer beat cream until small peaks form and it thickens.
  • In another bowl, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in the whipped cream. Pour it onto your graham cracker crust and gently spread out evenly over the crust. Spread cherry pie filling over the top. Cover and place in fridge to set at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Cut into squares and serve!



Cherry Delight has a graham cracker crust, a cheesecake center and topped off with delicious cherry pie filling.

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12 thoughts on “Cherry Delight

  1. We’ve made this dessert for as long as I remember and I didn’t know anyone else did! We’re real original and call it Cherry Dessert! So fun to stumble upon someone else making it.

    1. This recipe has been in my family for over 50 years. It was the only “cheesecake” I knew growing up. 🙂
      I still make it although have always used Dream Whip instead of the heavy whipping cream.

      1. Me too! We use Dream Whip and we use about 50 crushed vanilla wafers instead of Graham crackers. It seems to make a difference. It is my son’s favorite, but he has to hide a serving to make sure he gets any. His whole family loves it.

  2. Been making it for years and years and called it Cherry Delight. Love it, but don’t make it often because I’m lactose intolerant.

  3. I don’t usually make comments but I felt compelled this time. This recipe is at least 50 years old. How do I know? Well, when my wife and I were dating over 50 years ago, My wife’s mother made this for me when I cam calling. My wife still has the recipe card for the desert and It is called Cherry Delight. A wonderful desert and one of my favorite. Happy Valentines Day 2018 and if you like cherries, you will love this desert. We have been married 50 years next month.

  4. I am 62 years old, and this was my favorite dessert since I was a small child. My mom would make this every year for my birthday. Asked for this over regular birthday cake and ice cream.

  5. This looks delicious. However, I don’t have an 11 x 7 baking dish. What RECIPE adjustments would you recommend if using a 9 x 13 pan?

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