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Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

When I worked full-time and needed a quick dessert to take to a potluck or a friend's home, this pie was always the answer. You can substitute a graham cracker crust or use another type of fruit pie filling for a change of pace. Even the chilling time is flexible if you're in a big hurry. -Mary Smith Bradenton, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 shortbread or graham cracker crust (8 or 9 inches)
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  • 1. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping; spoon into crust. Top with pie filling. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 464 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Cherry Cheesecake

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4bkackkatz User ID: 7313686 230699
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"This is so easy and delicious.Love it !!! It will be my go to desert."

Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 216204
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Delicious and extremely easy!"

souzad User ID: 6354247 52531
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"Easy, Easy and delicious!!!! Everyone loved it!!!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 202550
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"This is a delicious recipe. Super easy and so good. My husband, who is not a lover of cherries, declared it a winner and to prepare it again. The only thing I would suggest is to give it plenty of time in the fridge after making it. Next time, I will make it in the afternoon and let it sit overnight. The filling firms up nicely that way. We will definitely have this again. Here is a link to my review and photos."

sherenhue User ID: 7387257 51372
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2014

"Absolutely amazing! I have finally found a fabulous no bake cheese cake that I have been searching for for a very long time. This recipe is super easy and quick which is also a definite plus."

Pulseox User ID: 2055993 16661
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"This was amazing. It has replaced the no bake cheesecake I used to make. 8 oz is about a cup for us Canadians lol."

Slvrmst User ID: 7000238 79417
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2013

"Didn't taste like real cheesecake. It was ok."

Classicrock User ID: 656532 25638
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"So easy and so good! I used blueberry with graham cracker crust. -Lori in WI."

LynnR40 User ID: 7264038 51371
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"This is my favorite cheesecake. I don't care for the baked cheesecakes most times they are dry. This is simple and quick to make. Doesn't last in our house !!"

briarwood User ID: 3294554 51370
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"Simple and delicious! I have made this twice and have received raves about it! The second time I made this, I tweeked it a little by adding 1/2 tsp almond extract and boy did that really increase the flavor!"

HelenKsDaughter User ID: 1120392 45023
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"This recipe is, by far, easier and better than another recipe I used that called for sweetened condensed milk rather than whipped topping and confectioners' sugar. I never knew if it would set up; this one is always a winner!"

monster0319 User ID: 5867678 51014
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"I love this recipe, can't go wrong with it and it's always a hit with my family."

6foreverpaws User ID: 6007092 21700
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"great recipe, will be great to make this summer as it does not have to be baked. I do not add a topping until it is served, that way you can add anything from blackberrie or strawberry sauce."

belle653 User ID: 1563895 23217
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"i use this recipe all the time as a matter of fact i'm making it for church tommorrow"

TS1998 User ID: 6052155 49959
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This recipe is very simple and is very enjoyable in a crowd and it doesn't have to be baked. Great recipe."

medschoolgrl User ID: 4872703 52530
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"We have made this twice now, and both times this cheesecake is gone in a day. We substituted blueberries the second time....DELISH!!"

suedrayer User ID: 1327752 51369
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"My mom makes her cheesecake like this, but only uses 8oz of cream cheese. Soooo delicous! You can also add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and make it a chocolate cheesecake. Just use a chocolate crust! You can swirl choc. syrup on top for a nice presentation."

kaitlyn'smommy User ID: 3996686 49957
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"Simply Delicious!!! Great, Fast, and Easy. I highly recommend you try this recipe. This one is a keeper. The only problem is the pie was gone so fast! ;)"

Cherry605 User ID: 3525856 51368
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2009

"Have not tried it yet... but I'm sure I'll try it soon!"

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