Cherry Cheese Delight Recipe
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Cherry Cheese Delight Recipe

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"You couldn't ask for anything more than a nutty crust topped with a smooth cream cheese mixture and sweet cherries," assures Kathy Branch of West Palm Beach, Florida. Since this dessert is made the night before, you don't have to worry about last-minute fuss.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) cherry pie filling

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 344 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and brown sugar. Stir in butter until crumbly. Lightly pat into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Carefully spread filling over crust. Top with pie filling. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Cheese Delight in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p47

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Reviewed May. 9, 2015

"Easy to make and everyone loved it"

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2014

"The family loves this recipe. I stayed with the recipe as written.. GREAT"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Delicious, easy to make, loved the pecan crust."

Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"This is very similar to a recipe I grew up with from Dream Whip, it was called Cherry Doodle! Light refreshing desert that won't put you over the top full!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"My mother had made this recipe for years to take to church gatherings and never brought any home. Now that she is gone, we make it frequently for holiday gatherings. Highly recommend"

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