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Cherry Delight Recipe

Classic cherry delight recipe is a no-bake cherry cheesecake icebox dessert. Perfect for those times you need to make a dessert ahead of time, and the bright red is great for holiday dinners!
Prep Time30 mins
Time to Chill1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, cherry delight, dessert, nobake
Servings: 15
Calories: 351kcal


  • 2 pkgs graham crackers crushed, about 18 whole crackers
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 2 8-oz pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • 2 15-oz cans cherry pie filling


  • Finely crush graham crackers. Mix with softened butter. Press in 9x13 pan and chill while making the filling.
  • Place softened cream cheese in mixing bowl, beat till smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar and beat again. Add Cool Whip, one cupful at a time. Mix well.
  • Carefully spread cheesecake filling over the graham crust. Pour two cans of cherry pie filling over top. Chill 1 hour for a firm crust, or serve immmediatey.


You can soften the cream cheese and/or the butter in the microwave if necessary. Just do 15 seconds at a time, until it is soft. Or, you can set them on the counter until soft - about an hour or two depending how warm it is in your house.
You can use any flavor of pie filling; blueberry, peach, raspberry, etc.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg