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Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe

Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert Recipe

Pretty layers of graham cracker crumbs, creamy filling and fruit topping make this dessert a standout! For a nice change, you can substitute blueberry pie filling or another fruit flavor for the cherry filling called for in the recipe. -Melody Mellinger, Myerstown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 12 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Divide among eight dessert dishes, about 4 rounded teaspoonfuls in each.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk until blended. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Spoon 1/4 cup into each dish. Top with pie filling, about 1/4 cup in each. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 418 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (51g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Cherry Cream Cheese Dessert

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Naomie User ID: 9114200 263669
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2017

"Many years ago there was a very similar recipe on the label of the store bought graham cracker crust pie shell. Delish! Too sweet for my groups personal taste so I played with the recipe by using more cream cheese and half the sweetened condensed milk. My group loves citrus, so we have mixed it up using lime or orange, including zest. Also great with fresh fruit on top. A great base recipe to personalize to suit your liking."

Cook38 User ID: 1584232 255087
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2016

"What if I wanted to make in a single dish instead of individual dessert dishes. What size pan would it take, do you think?"

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 254385
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"This tastes like cheesecake and I think it is delicious! It is so easy to put together. I was concerned about the amount of lemon juice in the recipe, thinking it was too much. I followed the recipe amount and it turned out great. I was out of canned cherry pie filling so I used thawed frozen strawberries with some sugar added instead"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 220485
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"One of our favorite dessert recipes...easy to make, delicious to eat and appeals to almost everyone! Could jazz it up with maybe a little lemon zest in the filling, or as another reviewer mentioned switching up the fruit type on top. Overall it's a great basic recipe though. :)"

MsMoommist User ID: 7942515 218461
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"This is so yummy! I made it for a dessert after our card night. I didn't have any parfet dishes so I put it into a graham cracker pie crust which was not a good idea because it has pudding consistancy but the flavor was perfect."

Rikku User ID: 3386142 73087
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"This was so easy and delicious, even my picky husband loved it!"

ladyhearts4 User ID: 309164 99932
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Definantly will make this again!! Was easy but taste like you spent time making it. Great dessert to impress your guest! This one is a keeper!! yummmyyy!!"

mommaofthree User ID: 3554900 49794
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"Made this for company and it was an all around hit. Easy and delicious!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.