Cherry Dessert Recipe -
Cherry Dessert Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Cherry Dessert

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"A cracker crust, a creamy middle layer and cherry topping make this simple but wonderful treat."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x9-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish. In small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted margarine. Stir well and press into baking dish. Bake 5 minutes. Cool.
  2. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Mix well. In a medium bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread over cooled crust. Dot with cherry pie filling, and smooth with knife or spatula to cover. Chill in refrigerator until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 08, 2003

I doubled this recipe and made it in a 9 x 13 cake pan for a church luncheon. I also used cool whip instead of the heavy cream. It was a huge hit. I came home with only a serving left.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2010

Unfortunately, I did not read the review informing me the recipe calls for way too much butter in the crust. The filling is very good but the hard, tough, stuck crust ruined the dessert. This recipe should be corrected.

May 26, 2005

very good recipe.To save on time, I used 1 carton of nondairy whipped topping for the heavy cream and folded that into the cream cheese. I cut back on the sugar (since the whipped topping is sweet, and I used 1/2 cup of margarine. Excellent!

Oct 08, 2003

I was looking for the dessert I loved to eat as a child at all the church potlucks. This is the closest I've found. I loved it! Now, I take it to potlucks.

Oct 08, 2003

The dessert itself was good, but the crust uses way too much butter. I would try to use 4-5 tablespoons first and if not moist enough slowly add by the tablespoon. I also used a 9 inch pie pan for a better looking dessert.

Oct 08, 2003

This was the hit of the holidays. I had people asking me to bring it to the next gathering! The best part about it is it is SIMPLE to prepare. Hint: leave the cream cheese out for several hours before attempting to mix it. Otherwise it is TOO HARD to stir.

Oct 08, 2003

I made this for the family on Mothers day and it was a BIG HIT. This recipe is fantastic. My grandfather described it as “Like cheesecake, but lighter and with a better flavor.” Thanks for sharing.

Oct 08, 2003

This recipe is great. I made it with huckleberries which are very expensive but go a long way witht his dessert. The fresh cream was great, but you could substitute Whipped topping if you wish. BECKYAUNT


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  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 34.6 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 336 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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